Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering


 PAASE MEMBERSHIP GUIDELINES 

Prepared by the 2011 PAASE Membership Committee. List of members of this committee is given at the end. You can email this committee at MembershipCom@paase.org 

FULL  MEMBERSHIP

1. An applicant must have a doctorate degree (PhD, DSc, or equivalent) in science or engineering. For fields of specialization PAASE follows the list of the US National Academies in http://www.nationalacademies.org/.

2. Full membership is attained by a three-step process: (2.1) Nomination by an active (dues-paying) PAASE Member; (2.2)   Pre-election vetting by the Membership Committee; (2.3) Election by 60% of all active PAASE Members

3. According to Article 2.1.1 of the PAASE By-laws, “Members shall be restricted to scientists and engineers who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields through research publications or other technical achievements.” Research publications include peer-reviewed journal articles, patents, books and technical reports. Other technical achievements include participation in editorial boards, peer review panels, technical advisory boards, etc. Synergistic activities are also considered such as teaching, services to the community (related to science, engineering and technology), collaborative efforts with other researchers (preferably Filipino scientists), Balik-Scientist, etc.

4. The PAASE Nomination Form and CV Template can be downloaded here. The form shall be submitted by the nominator by email to the Membership Committee chair at MembershipCom@paase.org. Deadlines for submission of the PAASE Nomination Form and CV Template are November 30 and April 30. Election of new members will be announced on the second or third week of January and June.

5. Newly elected PAASE members are strongly encouraged to attend and present at the Annual PAASE Meeting and Symposium (APAMS) at least once during the first 3 years of membership.

6. PAASE membership is for life. But only those who pay either their annual dues, or their lifetime membership dues can vote, run for office or be members of committees.


ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

1. An applicant must have a doctorate degree (PhD, DSc, or equivalent) in science or engineering. For fields of specialization PAASE follows the list of the US National Academies in http://www.nationalacademies.org/. In addition, Associate Member nominees should be within no more than 10 years of their terminal degrees.

2. PAASE Associate membership is attained by a three-step process: (2.1) Nomination by an active (dues-paying) PAASE Member; (2.2)   Pre-election vetting by the Membership Committee; (2.3) Vote by 2/3 of PAASE Members of the Board.

3. Section 2.2.1 in the PAASE by-laws describes Associate Members as individuals who have demonstrated ability to do scientific research and show promise for achieving distinction in some fields of science and engineering.

4. The PAASE Nomination Form and CV Template can be downloaded here. The form shall be submitted by the nominator by email to the Membership Committee chair at MembershipCom@paase.org . Indicate that the nomination is for Associate Membership.

5. Deadlines for submission of the PAASE Nomination Form and CV Template are November 30 and April 30. Election of new members will be announced on the second or third week of January and June.

6. New Associate Members have a maximum of 10 years between acceptance as Associate Members and promotion to Full Membership. During this period, the Nominator (and/or another senior PAASE member) will be appointed as mentor of the Associate Member.

7. Within 5 years and/or upon recommendation of the mentor, the Associate Member will be reassessed for promotion to Full Membership. This can be thought of as a process similar to getting tenure. However, unlike tenure, the Associate Member may be given additional time should the Membership Committee determines that the Associate Member has not risen to the standards of full membership. The total maximum time for promotion to full membership is 10 years. The Associate Member will be required to submit an updated CV upon their 10 year anniversary. Failure to do so will be interpreted as lack of interest to pursue further PAASE membership.

8. If after 10 years, the Associate Member does not satisfy the requirements for Full Membership, he/she and the mentor will be so notified through an official letter from the Membership Committee.

9. The qualifications for promotion from Associate Membership to Full Membership will be the same as indicated in #3 above for Full Membership Requirements. The final step to full membership will be election by 60% of the voting PAASE members.



PAASE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEMBERS
:
Fabian Dayrit, Ateneo de Manila University | Francis de los Reyes, North Carolina State University | Sevilla Detera-Wadleigh, National Institutes of Health | Eduardo Mendoza, Ludwig-Maximillians University  | Xenia Tigno, National Institutes of Health | Leah Tolosa (chair), University of Maryland Baltimore County.