USACM Technical Thrust Areas


The primary rationale behind establishing USACM Technical Thrust Areas or TTAs is to invigorate the USACM Executive Committee’s adopted thrust areas following a structured approach. The thrust areas should reflect current research trends and priorities in the national and international Computational Engineering and Sciences landscape.

TTA Charter

Each TTA will be charged with the following tasks:

  1. Organize mini-symposia in the technical thrust areas at every USNCCM;
  2. Be responsible for the organization of at least one thematic conference in a two-year cycle; and
  3. Maintain a TTA website on the USACM webpage documenting all activities.

Each TTA will be reviewed for renewal and continuation, in every two-year cycle.


  1. The administration of each TTA will be by a committee, consisting of a Chair, Vice-Chair and two member-at-large members. All committee members should be established researchers in the subject area. USACM affiliate members may be members-at-large, but not Chair or Vice-Chair.
  2. Each TTA committee should include at least one junior member of the research community (Assistant Professor, Post-Doctoral Fellow at a national laboratory, etc.). Diversity (gender and race-based minorities) in the TTA committees should be encouraged.
  3. Each TTA will be responsible for establishing and following an ascension plan for its committee officers.