University Of Virginia Professors Elected As Fellows Of American
Association For The Advancement Of Science
12, 2001-- Two University of Virginia scientists
have been awarded the distinction this year of being chosen as fellows
by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
They are Anita Jones, University Professor of Engineering and Computer
Science, and Zhifeng Shao, a molecular physiologist.
two scientists have been elevated to this rank because of their
efforts in advancing science or fostering distinguished applications.
will be honored during a ceremony on Feb. 17 at the AAAS Annual
Meeting in San Francisco.
is recognized for her service as Director of Defense Research and
Engineering in the U.S. Department of Defense and on the Defense
Science and National Science Boards, and for research on security
and operating systems. She also co-chairs the Virginia Governor's
Research and Technology Advisory Commission, and chairs the University
of Virginia's 2020 Science and Technology Planning Commission, which
is guiding the future of the University in those areas.
is being honored for distinguished contributions to the development
of atomic force microscopy for biological applications. He holds
joint appointments at U.Va. as a research professor of physics and
as a professor of molecular physiology and biological physics. He
has published several significant articles in his fields and is
a member of professional organizations including the American Chemical
Society and the American Physical Society.
tradition of AAAS fellows distinction began in 1874. AAAS members
can be considered for the rank of fellow if nominated by the steering
group of their respective sections, by three fellows, or by the
association's executive officer. The nominations pass through a
review process and the most distinct nominees in their field are
eventually awarded the rank of fellow by decision of the AAAS Council,
the policymaking body of the association.
year, AAAS awarded fellowship to 251 members. The association represents
the world's largest federation of scientists with more than 143,000
members, and publishes the prestigious journal Science.
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