The Physics and Astronomy Advisory Board (PAAB) was established in 2006 . Its primary role, as approved by the Department of Physics and Astronomy, is as follows: the Physics & Astronomy Advisory Board (PAAB) will advise & assist the Department of Physics and Astronomy with their stated mission of education, research, and service by contributing their time, talent, and financial support. Specifically, the PAAB shall:
- assist and advise the Department in maintaining effective communication with alumni of the Department;
- advise faculty and students on current and future trends in Physics and Astronomy;
- assist and advise the Department on fund-raising efforts and aid in the identification of future sources of support;
- assist with equipment and facility needs.
The PAAB was initially established with 6 members and met for the first time in Spring 2007. Board membership expanded annually until membership of 10 was attained in Spring 2010. In Spring 2013, the PAAB was restructured and expanded. It now includes a Board Chairperson and four subcommittees: Fundraising, Industry/Government Labs, Student Affairs, Alumni Relations. Each subcommittee has four members, including a chairperson, and a faculty liaison. Members of the Board can be communicated with by email either individually, using the addresses listed below after each bio, or by contacting the Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon completion of a term, Board members are designated as Associate Members of the Board. The year for completion of their term on the Board is listed for each associate member below.
PAAAB – Mona Kessel - CHAIR
Fundraising - Tom Laming - Chair
Daniel Tapia Takaki (Faculty Liaison)
Industry/Government Lab – Colleen McKee – Chair
Hui Zhao (Faculty Liaison)
Student Affairs - Doug McKay – Chair
Brittany Krutty Henke (former grad student)
Chris Fischer (Faculty Liaison)
Alumni Relations – Joe Shields – Chair
Steve Sanders (Faculty Liaison)