The CTBT Young Professionals Network opens for associate membership
Dear Young Professionals,
We have noticed that CTBT Young Professionals Network events, e.g., “Science & Tech Talks”, have received great interest from non-members, for instance, other researchers and people connected to universities.
Since the criteria for becoming a member of the Young Professionals are very specific, offering an associate membership would expand the network’s outreach. Several members of the YPN have already advocated for the benefits of offering an associate membership, such as knowledge-transfer and meeting potential colleagues. It has also been mentioned that many researchers use IMS data in their studies.
An associate membership could be a stepping stone for young students and researchers who would like to get an internship or job at a CTBT National Data Centre or the Provisional Technical Secretariat. This would support the overall goal of ensuring that there will be a new generation of experts and leaders to take the work of the CTBTO forward.
From 1 April 2022, the CTBT Young Professionals Network will offer an associate membership for young students and researchers belonging to STEM fields who might envision a career at I) a National Data Centre or the CTBTO, II) conduct research with IMS data, or III) have a general interest in global peace, monitoring, and the CTBT verification regime.
What is an associate membership?
Associate members of the CTBT Young Professionals Network will get access to events arranged by the Young Professionals Network, such as “Science and Tech Talks”, presentations, and some general networking events. They would also gain access to the YPN web portal.
Please note that certain events and programs only are open to regular YPN members.
The criteria for becoming an associate member
- Young (below the age of 40)
- Master or Ph.D. student, researcher, or connection to a university
- Belonging to STEM fields, e.g., earth sciences, physics, and nuclear sciences
To become an associate member, one can send an email to [email protected] including
- Name, age, country
- Background, workplace, scope of work
Please feel free to share the news with students and researchers in your network.
We hope that you welcome this change and help us share the message with others. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or general input.