COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Six faculty members from the University of Maryland have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), making UMD one of the top sources of new AAAS fellows among universities worldwide.
Election as an AAAS Fellow is a highly regarded honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. This year, AAAS awarded this honor to a total of 401 members from 196 universities and organizations because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
The institution with the most AAAS fellows this year was Vanderbilt University with 11 fellows, followed by Emory University, University of Michigan, Pennsylvania State University and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, with eight fellows each. The University of Maryland tied for third-most fellows with the University of California, Davis, The Ohio State University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Cornell University, and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with six Fellows each.
UMD’s new AAAS fellows are:
"We are very proud to be one of the top contributing universities of science scholars worldwide," said University of Maryland Vice President & Chief Research Officer and AAAS Fellow Patrick O’Shea. "We congratulate this year’s new AAAS fellows, and commend them on their outstanding individual efforts to advance science."
The AAAS seeks to promote cooperation among scientists, defend scientific freedom, encourage scientific responsibility, and support scientific education and science outreach for the betterment of all humanity. This year's AAAS Fellows were formally announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science on Nov. 28, 2014. For more information, visit the AAAS website.
January 1, 2015