National Academy of Sciences Elects New Members

Mon, 04/26/2021

National Academy of Sciences Elects New Members — Including a Record Number of Women — Debra Fischer, Eugene Higgins Professor of Astronomy, is one of the elected.

WASHINGTON — The National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of 120 members — 59 of whom are women, the most elected in a single year — and 30 international members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. 

“The historic number of women elected this year reflects the critical contributions that they are making in many fields of science, as well as a concerted effort by our Academy to recognize those contributions and the essential value of increasing diversity in our ranks,” said National Academy of Sciences President Marcia McNutt.  “I am pleased to welcome all of our new members, and I look forward to engaging with them in the work of the National Academies.”

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