|Justin Atchison||Technology Lead||JHU/APL||8/21–8/24|
|Mihaly Horányi||UC Boulder||8/20–8/23|
|Stephanie Jarmak||Early Career Secretary||8/21–1/24|
|Joe Masiero||Planetary Defense Lead||8/22–8/25|
|Stefanie Milam||NASA GSFC||8/20-8/23|
|William O’Hara||Human Exploration Lead||Sierra Nevada Corp.||8/20–8/23|
NASA HQ Liaison – Tom Statler
HEOMD Liaison – Jake Bleacher
HEOMD Observer – Paul Abell
Past Steering Committee Members
Paul Abell (8/11–8/15)
Dan Adamo (8/17–8/20)
Elena Adams (8/18–8/21)
Brent Barbee (8/14–8/17)
James Bauer (9/14–8/17)
Beau Bierhaus (9/14–8/17)
William Bottke (10/07–8/11)
Maitrayee Bose (8/19–8/22)
Dan Britt (9/14–8/17)
Bonnie Buratti (8/13–8/16)
Julie Castillo-Rogez (8/16–8/19)
Nancy Chabot (8/11–8/17), Chair (8/13–8/16)
Paul Chodas (8/16–8/19)
Anita Cochran (10/07–8/12)
Terik Daly (8/19–1/22)
John Dankanich (8/11–8/15)
Neil Dello Russo (8/12–8/15)
Michael Disanti (8/18–8/21)
Jessie Dotson (8/19–8/22)
Carolyn Ernst (8/18–8/20)
Lori Feaga (8/15–8/18)
Yan Fernandez (8/11–8/14)
David Gerdes (8/18–8/21)
Tommy Grav (8/13–8/16)
Will Grundy (8/12–8/15)
Christine Hartzell (8/16–8/19)
Amy Mainzer (8/11–8/13)
Tim McCoy (10/07–9/09)
Carolyn Mercer (8/15–8/18)
Keith Noll (10/07–8/12)
Andy Rivkin (8/17–8/20)
Jennifer Scully (8/19–8/22)
Angela Stickle (8/15–01/18)
Tim Swindle, Chair (8/16–8/19)
Mark Sykes (10/07–9/09), Chair (9/09–8/13)
Patrick Taylor (8/17–8/20)
Faith Vilas, Chair (10/07–9/09)
Hal Weaver (10/07–8/12)
Paul Weissman (10/07–8/11)
Mike Zolensky (9/09–8/11)
SBAG Steering Committee Membership Guidelines:
- The Steering Committee members should be as diverse as the
community, in terms of topical interest (asteroids, comets, meteoroids,
TNOs, KBOs, observational, experimental, computational, sample handling,
etc.), demographics, experience, type of employer (commercial, small
business, academia, government), and other parameters.
- The Steering Committee should consist of at least five members, and
should not exceed twelve members unless additional expertise is necessary.
- The Steering Committee should have at least one member with
expertise in each of the following: Planetary Defense, Human Exploration,
and Technology to Enable Exploration.
- The Steering Committee should have at least two members whose
primary expertise is small body planetary science research and analysis.
- The Steering Committee should have an Early Career Secretary, who
should have less than three years of experience after a terminal degree
(PhD, Master’s or Bachelor’s).
- Steering Committee terms should be three years, except for the Early
Career Secretary, whose term is two and one-half years.
- The Steering Committee should be led by a Chair, who should have
previously served on the Steering Committee.
- The Chair of the Steering Committee should not be a NASA Civil
- New members of the Steering Committee, and the Chair of the Steering
Committee, are elected by the members of the Steering Committee.
- To ensure that membership on the committee is not stagnant, prior
members of the Steering Committee are eligible for additional terms on the
Steering Committee only after a three year separation from the committee
(with the exception of the Chair). Additionally, no more than 25% of the
membership of the committee, other than the Chair, should consist of
individuals who have previously served.
- Any member of the small body research and engineering community is
eligible to apply for membership on the Steering Committee.
Additional Information on Steering Committee Membership:
- Application for Steering Committee Membership requires a) a two-page
CV, which should include a description of participation in SBAG or other
small bodies community organizations, and b) a short (one-page or
equivalent) statement of interest. Previous participation in SBAG is
preferred, but not required.
- Travel for Steering Committee Members from U. S. institutions to
SBAG meetings is paid for by NASA.
- The Steering Committee holds monthly telecons to plan the agenda for
the next meeting.
- The Steering Committee produces a list of “Findings” after each
meeting and solicits feedback on those findings from the community.
Findings are then passed forward to NASA. Findings are posted on the SBAG
- Steering Committee membership openings are advertised via the SBAG
list, the DPS Newsletter, and the Planetary Exploration Newsletter (PEN).