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BoG Call for Nominations

The IEEE Electron Devices Society invites nominations for election to its Board of Governors – BoG (formerly AdCom). The next election will be held after the BoG meeting on Sunday, December 4, 2016. This year, seven out of the twenty-two members will be elected for a 3-year term, with a maximum of two consecutive terms.

This year EDS will again be running the pilot program for one of the seven BoG Member-at-Large seats to be elected via the entire EDS membership. All nominees must choose to participate in either the election by EDS membership or the election by the BoG. There must be a minimum of two nominees for the seat elected by membership.  If there are less than two nominees for the seat, an election by EDS membership will not be held and the candidate will be moved to the election by the BoG. All electees begin their term in office on January 1, 2017. The nominees need not be present to run for the election. Self-nominations are allowed.  In the unlikely event that a nominee must withdraw their name from the election, they must do so by September 1, 2016.

Any EDS member who has served for a minimum of one year as an EDS Officer, Vice-President, Standing & Technical Committee Chair/Member, Publication Editor and Chapter Chair is eligible to be nominated, unless otherwise precluded from doing so in the EDS Bylaws. The electees are expected to attend both BoG Meetings every year. While the December meeting is organized in connection with the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, the mid-year meeting is frequently held outside the US.  Partial travel support is available to attend both of these meetings.

All nominees must be endorsed by one BoG member, i.e., one of the four officers (President, President-Elect, Treasurer or Secretary), the Jr. or Sr. Past President or one of the 22 current BoG Members-at-Large. It is the responsibility of the endorser to make sure that, if elected, the nominee is willing to actively serve in the position as a BoG member. 

Please submit your EDS BoG nomination by August 1, 2016, using the online nomination form (https://ieeeforms.wufoo.com/forms/k4vnyad0ys3o4z/ ).

Also, all endorsements letters should be sent to the EDS Executive Office, Laura J. Riello via e-mail: l.riello@ieee.org by August 1, 2016.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Laura Riello (l.riello@ieee.org) with a copy to me at aw@ece.ucr.edu.


 

 

EDS Board of Governors Members-at-Large Election Process

 

The Members‑at‑Large (MAL) of the EDS Board of Governors are elected for staggered 3-year terms, with a maximum of two consecutive terms. The 1993 Constitution and Bylaws changes mandated increasing the number of elected MAL from 18 to 22, and required that there be at least two members from each of the following geographic areas: Regions 1-7 and 9; Region 8; Region 10. In 2003, EDS made changes to its Constitution and Bylaws to require that at least one elected BoG member is a Young Professional (YP – formerly Gold member). A Young Professional member is defined by IEEE as a member who graduated with his/her first professional degree within the last fifteen years. It is also required that there are at least 1.5 candidates for each opening.

This year EDS will again be running the pilot program for one of the BoG Member-at-Large seats to be elected via the entire EDS membership. All nominees must choose to participate in either the election by EDS membership or the election by the BoG. There must be a minimum of two nominees for the seat elected by membership. If there are less than two nominees for the seat, an election by EDS membership will not be held and the candidate will be moved to the election by the BoG.  All electees begin their term in office on January 1, 2017. The nominees need not be present to run for the election.  In 2016, seven positions will be filled.

The election procedure begins with the announcement and Call for Nominations in the EDS Newsletter. The slate of nominees is developed by the EDS Nominations Committee and includes the non‑Committee and self‑nominations received. Nominees are asked to submit a two‑page biographical resume and an optional 50 word personal statement in a standard format. The election for the one BoG seat voted on by the EDS membership will be done using Vote Net. Vote Net is a web based tool that allows members the opportunity to cast their ballots electronically. An e-announcement will be sent to those EDS members who have email addresses in the IEEE database prior to the election launch date. It will give the members an opportunity to indicate their preference to receive an electronic or paper ballot. By default, paper ballots are automatically printed and mailed to EDS members without email on file as well as to those that have indicated they prefer not to receive election material electronically (based upon the communication preference in their member profile).

Any EDS member who has served for a minimum of one year as an EDS Officer, Vice-President, Standing & Technical Committee Chair/Member, Publication Editor & Chapter Chair is eligible to be nominated, unless otherwise precluded from doing so in the EDS Bylaws. All nominees must be endorsed by one BoG member, i.e., one of the four officers (President, President-Elect, Treasurer or Secretary), the Jr. or Sr. Past President or one of the 22 current BoG Members-at-Large. Self-nomination is allowed. Endorsers should send a brief email to Laura Riello stating that they would like to endorse the candidate. Please note that there is no limit to the number of candidates that a full voting BoG member can endorse.

Nominations are closed after August 1, 2016, and the biographical resumes and endorsement letters are distributed to the BoG prior to the December BoG meeting. The election is then held after the conclusion of the meeting.