Entomology Professor Elected as AAAS Fellow

Marley Building. (Photo by Edwin Remsberg)
Marley Building. (Photo by Edwin Remsberg)

Three University of Arizona professors in the departments of entomology, chemistry and biochemistry and the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society.

Founded in 1848, the association includes 261 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Its mission is to advance science and serve society through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education and more.

This year, AAAS awarded the distinction, an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their scientific peers, to 338 individuals who have been elevated to this rank because of their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished. Being chosen as an AAAS fellow signifies that colleagues in the field deem the nominee among the best in the country. The honor is reserved for only a half percent of the total AAAS member base. The AAAS database currently lists 45 fellows at the UA.

The new inductees will be honored at a Feb. 15 AAAS Fellows Forum during the association's annual meeting in Chicago. There, the honorees will receive a certificate and a blue and gold rosette as a symbol of their distinguished accomplishments.

To read about the three UA faculty members that were named AAAS fellows, click the link below.

Date released: 
Jan 27 2014
Contact: 
Daniel Stolte