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Here are some answers to questions you may

be asking about this request:

Who can be on a reading subcommittee?

Any student professional or professional member of the AORE.

What is entailed?

Once all of the award applications have been submitted and organized, the Awards Committee will divide volunteers into teams who will read through the applications and use a committee-approved rubric to determine the winners. You can request specific awards for which you would like to read.

What if I have a conflict of interest for an award or nominee?

Don’t worry! We will screen all volunteers to make sure that all conflicts of interest are minimalized. If you have applied for an award, you will simply abstain from reading for that particular award. Please ensure that you do not have any personal connection to any applicants for which you are applying to read.

How much time will be involved?

That depends on how much time you can commit. The Awards Committee has deadlines to meet and we will keep you accountable to meet those deadlines, but if you can only help us select winners for a few awards, that help will be much appreciated!

If you have additional questions we haven’t anticipated, please reach out to us.

If you are interested in applying to be on a reading subcommittee, please fill out our electronic form via the following link:

Join an Awards Committee Reading Sub-Committee

Once the Awards deadline has passed, we will contact you

with more information. Thank you for your interest!

Awards Committee Contact Information:

Chair Jenn Velie (jenn.velie@gmail.com)

Chair Steven Whitman (st.whitman@gmail.com)