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Four UGA faculty members named AAAS Fellows

Monday, November 30, 2020 - 2:48pm
By:
Alan Flurry

Four University of Georgia faculty members, three from the Franklin College, have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honor bestowed by their peers for “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”

These four faculty members are among 489 new AAAS Fellows who will receive an official certificate and a gold and blue—representing science and engineering, respectively—rosette pin. They will be formally inducted during a ceremony on Feb. 13, 2021, bringing the total number of active AAAS Fellows at UGA to 38. More than 180 UGA-affiliated faculty have been named AAAS Fellows since the organization began electing them in 1874.

“This is yet another recognition that our faculty continue to break new scientific ground and earn the respect and recognition of their peers across the country,” said David Lee, vice president for research. “To be named an AAAS Fellow is a major milestone in one’s research career, and I congratulate all of our latest elected Fellows on their tremendous achievements.”

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Image: NEW AAAS Fellows Sonia Altizer, John Burke, Diana Downs and Rick Tarleton.

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