Education and advocacy to improve ethics, standards, and practices in paleontology

Training Committee

Works to develop training methods and pathways to share knowledge of techniques, standards and use of materials. Manages videos available on AMMP YouTube channel.


Key Responsibilities

    1. Keep current on best practices in Paleontology
    2. Develop modules for specific topics.
    3. Promote and implement workshops at annual meetings and other venues.

Expected Time Commitment

    1. Initial time commitment expected to be 10 hours per month as the committee is developed.
    2. With collaborations and expanded roles of committee members, time commitment may be reduced to an average of 5 hours per month.

Specific qualities/skills/attributes beneficial for membership in committee
    1. Broad knowledge and experience with Materials & Methods in Paleontology
    2. Understanding of Chemistry and material properties.
    3. Available support for committee
    4. Committee will collaborate with the board and other committees on strategies.
    5. Access to membership database to contact individuals for relevant content.
Available support for committee: funding, board support, existing materials

Accountability to the board

    1. Board will communicate needs and expectations.
    2. Committee chair will provide updates and progress no less than once per quarter.


Co-Chair

Carrie Herbel

University of Nebraska State Museum

Contact

Co-Chair

Alan Zdinak

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Contact

Association for Materials and Methods in Paleontology

Established 2014

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