The Rocky Mountain Chapter of AVS covers Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Utah. Our chapter is comprised of members who come from academia, national laboratories and industry.
Chair: Svitlana Pylypenko, Colorado School of Mines
Chair Elect: Mike Simmons, Intellivation LLC
Past Chair: Lorelle Mansfield, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Secretary: Tim Ohno, Colorado School of Mines
Treasurer: Rosine Ribelin, Ascent Solar
Executive Committee Members
Grant Armstrong, Carberry Technologies (ret.)
James Burst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Andrew S. Cavanagh, University of Colorado Boulder
David Diercks, Colorado School of Mines
Steven Decaluwe, Colorado School of Mines
Tim Gessert, University of Illinois
Steve Harvey, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Craig Perkins, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Glenn Teeter, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Jing Zhou, University of Wyoming
Our Annual Activities
Each year our chapter has an active vendor show, symposium, and short course program in September. We participate in educational outreach through the Colorado Association of Science Teachers (CAST) to provide monetary awards to outstanding physical science teachers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. The Chapter sponsors one teacher each year to attend the Science Educators Workshop at the International AVS Symposium.
We are always interested in expanding our membership and finding candidates who would like to be more involved. If you are interested in serving in a chapter leadership position or participating in one or more of our activities please contact us.