1 December 2014

AAS Members Among 2014 Class of AAAS Fellows

Richard Fienberg

Richard Fienberg American Astronomical Society

Members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) have elected 401 AAAS Fellows for 2014, honoring them for their contributions to innovation, education, and scientific leadership.

The accomplishments of the new Fellows will be celebrated at the 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting, convening this year under the theme "Innovations, Information, and Imaging." At the Annual Meeting, the new Fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin on Saturday, 14 February 2015, from 8 to 10 am at the AAAS Fellows Forum in San Jose, California.

Among the newly elected AAAS Fellows are six AAS members:

  • Tom Abel (Stanford Univ./Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
  • Andreas J. Albrecht (Univ. of California, Davis)
  • Andrew J. Baker (Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey)
  • Stanislav George Djorgovski (California Institute of Technology)
  • Martin S. Elvis (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
  • Margaret Meixner (Space Telescope Science Institute/Johns Hopkins Univ.)

Congratulations, all! (If you’re on the list of new AAAS Fellows for 2014 and we overlooked you, please send me an email so I can add your name here.)

The tradition of electing AAAS Fellows began in 1874 to recognize members for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. To be considered for the rank of AAAS Fellow, nominees must have been continuous AAAS members by the end of the calendar year in which they are elected. Fellows must be nominated by one of the steering groups of the Association's 24 sections; by any three Fellows who are current AAAS members (as long as two of the three sponsors are not affiliated with the nominee's institution); or by the AAAS chief executive officer.

Steering groups review the nominations of individuals within their respective sections and send a final list of nominees to the AAAS Council for a vote. As the policymaking body for AAAS, the Council is chaired by the AAAS president and consists of members of the board of directors, the retiring section chairs, delegates from each electorate and regional division, and two delegates from the National Association of Academies of Science.

— Adapted from a AAAS press release.