The Failure Analysis Society originated from the Failure Analysis Committee, so we know firsthand that committees channel member involvement into tangible programs, products and services. These committees stay on top of technical advances and other areas of member interest. By doing so, they bring new information to members through products and services including:
Awards & Nominations Committee
This Committee is responsible for selecting qualified candidates for the following year(s)'s election cycle. The slate of candidates should include a proper balance of representation on the Board with regard to geographic representation, occupational experience, knowledge of and involvement in FAS, and technical, professional, and business skills. This Committee shall always be chaired by the Immediate Past President and shall consist of four other members.
In addition the A&N Committee is to recommend suitability chosen and properly qualified nominees for the various awards and honors of FAS and ASM.
Staff Liaison: Mary Anne Jerson
The purpose of the FAS Education Subcommittee, in conjunction with the ASM Education Committee, is to research, develop and support education programs that best respond to the needs of the failure analysis community.
Staff Liaison: John Cerne
International Relations Committee
The International Relations Committee of FAS is active in two main actions: 1) to seek out and establish contact and collaborations with other associations, individuals and agencies dedicated to the promotion of best practices in failure analysis and prevention worldwide; and 2) to provide support to international members of the society in the organization of events in their area and the creation of local work groups.
Staff Liaison: Nicole Hale
JFAP Editorial Committee
The Journal of Failure Analysis Editorial Committee shall aid the JFAP editor in manuscript acquisition and peer review in order to present timely, significant, and high-quality reviewed information to subscribers. The Committee shall identify major trends and developments in failure analysis. The Committee shall maintain continual surveillance of the publication for technical quality, current relevance, and fulfillment of stated scope, and shall assist the editor in continual development of the journal to better meet subscriber needs.
Staff Liaison: Mary Anne Fleming
Membership Outreach Subcommittee
The duties of the Membership/Outreach Subcommittee are to develop plans to promote and grow membership among professionals and students and to enhance volunteer engagement. Other responsibilities include enhancing current membership benefits, improving communication and networking among members, and providing a dues structure to ensure sustainability as well as other duties established by the FAS Board.
Staff Liaison: Nicole Hale
The purpose of the Program Committee is to share knowledge and to promote networking among professionals by organizing, coordinating, and promoting meetings, workshops, symposia and conferences of the FAS. For conferences other than MS&T, the committee shall create and manage the structure, policies and procedures for presentation and speaker selection, notification, and arrangement. The committee is also responsible for coordinating with other technical societies in respect to joint meetings. It reviews programming policy and recommends appropriate changes to the FAS Board of Directors.
Staff Liaison: Kathy Murray
The purpose of the FAS Publications Subcommittee is to promote and support excellence in ASM publications (print and online) geared toward the subject of failure analysis. The Committee will identify new opportunities and recommend improvements in ASM published works.
Staff Liaison: Karen Marken