February 2020

Dear CSE Colleagues,

Dana Compton, CSE President

I know many of us are closely watching the Democratic race right now, and Super Tuesday will be upon us in just a week. Don’t worry, I’m not about to get political or anything… But may I suggest that you exercise your voting muscles in preparation, and head to your virtual CSE polling place to cast your ballot for several key Board positions?
An email with a link to the candidates’ vision statements was sent to all CSE members on February 19th. It is a true testament to CSE’s value that such talented and energetic people in our field want to help lead our organization as Vice President, Treasurer-Elect, and Director. If only I could figure out how to vote for everybody…. Go check out their statements and cast your vote by March 4th!
Are you interested in getting involved in CSE and familiar with taxonomy and nomenclature? Mike Fitzgerald, chair of the CSE Style Manual Task Force, wants to hear from you! Mike has kicked off efforts to develop the 9th edition of Scientific Style and Format and is seeking a chapter editor to review and update taxonomy and nomenclature content in the manual. Interested in helping develop SSF but taxonomy isn’t your thing? No worries; reach out to Mike anyway! There are still opportunities to help review other chapters. Contact Mike at [email protected]. We’d love to have you on board!
What would this letter be without a plug for the CSE 2020 Annual Meeting? If you’re counting down like I am, you already know that CSE2020 kicks off in Portland in 67 days. Program Committee co-chairs Emilie Gunn and Peter Olson wrote an excellent preview article for Science Editor that outlines some of the highlights of the meeting.
I’m especially excited that we will be offering five short course options this year rather than four, and that we’ve added a third roundtable breakfast geared toward remote workers. Our fabulous Program Committee is finalizing the slate of speakers and breakout sessions as we speak, so keep an eye out for the full preliminary program to be released in a few weeks. In the meantime, Early Bird registration is in full swing. Don’t get left behind!
All of the latest CSE comings and goings are available via social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn) and our listserv ([email protected]).

As always, I value input from CSE members. If you have a question, suggestion, or a comment, please feel free to contact me.


Welcome to the Newest Members of CSE!

Lorilei Alley
Hannah Atherton
Sarah Bay
Karissa Becknel
Andrea Bradford
Leah Buletti
Sydney Cough
Megan Cross
Justin Daugherty
Samantha Fuller
Genevieve Gilliland
Elisabeth Lonergan
Katharine Murphy
Julie Neason
Rakesh Pandit
Susan Reiss
Jared Rosenberg
Madeleine Sendek
David Stanton
Robert Steiner
Sarah Theissen
Gabriela Viçosa
Rocio Vidal Ronchas
Andrew Walker
Kathleen White
Jennifer Wright

CSE Members Celebrating Anniversaries!

Each month, CSE will recognize its members celebrating a milestone anniversary. We are grateful for your continued involvement in our Council!

10 Years of Membership
Jin Kim
15 Years of Membership
Angela Hartley