Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Fellowship of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (FAAAS)
Awarded forFor meritorious contributions to science
Date1848 (1848)
LocationWashington D.C.
CountryUnited States United States
Websitewww.aaas.org/elected-fellows

Fellowship of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (FAAAS) is an honor accorded by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to distinguished persons who are members of the Association. Fellows are elected annually by the AAAS Council for "efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications [which] are scientifically or socially distinguished".

AAAS Fellow Rosette Pin

Examples of areas in which nominees may have made significant contributions are research; teaching; technology; services to professional societies; administration in academe, industry, and government; and communicating and interpreting science to the public.[1] The association has awarded fellowships since 1874.[2] AAAS publishes annual update of active Fellows list,[3] which also provides email address to verify status of non-active Fellows. See also Category:Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for more examples.

AAAS Fellows[edit]

AAAS Fellows[4] include Nobel Prize winners[5] Michael W. Young and Michael Rosbash, ACM Turing Award winner[6] David Patterson and IEEE Medal of Honor winner Irwin M. Jacobs.[7]

Revocation for harassment[edit]

Starting 15 October 2018, "in cases of proven scientific misconduct, serious breaches of professional ethics, or when the Fellow in the view of the AAAS otherwise no longer merits the status of Fellow."[8] This is to limit the effects and tolerance of sexual harassment, which Margaret Hamburg, the president of the AAAS claims "has no place in science."[9][10]

This ruling has allowed AAAS to sanction Francisco Ayala, formerly of University of California, Irvine; Thomas Jessell, formerly of Columbia University; Lawrence Krauss, of Arizona State University, Tempe; and Inder Verma, formerly of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, California.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AAAS - Nomination of AAAS Fellows". aaas.org. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Lehman Biology Professor Elected as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science - CUNY Newswire - The City University of New York". web.cuny.edu. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  3. ^ "AAAS Active Fellows list". aaas.org. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Elected Fellows". American Association for the Advancement of Science. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Two AAAS Members Win 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine". American Association for the Advancement of Science. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  6. ^ "John Hennessy and David Patterson will receive the 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award". www.acm.org. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  7. ^ "AAAS Members Elected as Fellows". American Association for the Advancement of Science. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Revocation Process". American Association for the Advancement of Science. Retrieved 2019-01-14.
  9. ^ Chu, Steven; Hockfield, Susan; Hamburg, Margaret (2018-09-21). "Address harassment now". Science. 361 (6408): 1167–1167. doi:10.1126/science.aav4171. ISSN 0036-8075. PMID 30237328.
  10. ^ a b Wadman, Meredith (2018-09-21). "AAAS adopts new policy for ejecting harassers". Science. 361 (6408): 1175–1175. doi:10.1126/science.361.6408.1175. ISSN 0036-8075. PMID 30237333.