New Ambassadors commit to a training year and three active years. Many continue to serve after that.
What are some expectations of a Polymer Ambassador?
- The success of the program is based on a supportive environment. In any one workshop, the organizer can expect assistance from other ambassadors attending the same convention.
- Presentation skills and safety considerations must reflect favorably on the Polymer Ambassador program.
- During the six-year term, Polymer Ambassadors are encouraged to develop new materials. Sharing with others in the group stimulates discussion. Written materials (printed or on the Web) must make every effort to identify and acknowledge the source and give proper credit. All materials must be scientifically accurate.
- Our mission is to promote polymer education. Our program does not endorse any specific commercial interests.
- Ambassadors in Training make every effort to attend an Area NSTA Convention and the National NSTA Convention to assist others in their workshops. Attendance at the summer and winter planning meetings is encouraged as well as attendance at a polymer training workshop during the following summer.
- Active Polymer Ambassadors are encouraged to be an organizer of one workshop and assist with one or two others at one Area NSTA Convention and the National NSTA Convention per year. They are also expected to conduct workshops at the local, district, and state levels. Attendance at the winter planning meeting and the summer planning meeting are also encouraged.
- Emeritus Polymer Ambassadors are encouraged to organize workshops for one or more NSTA Conventions per year and to continue working at the local and state levels. They are also invited to all planning meetings by Polymer Ambassadors.
If interested in becoming a Polymer Ambassador, please fill out the following form and send it to Sherri Rukes firstname.lastname@example.org.