Jan. 26, 2022
CWU Geology Professor Honored as Lifetime Fellow for National Science Association
Central Washington University Professor Anne E. Egger has been elected as a lifetime fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals.
Egger, a professor in Geological Sciences and Science and Mathematics Education, has taught at CWU since 2011. She has also served as the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research.
“Dr. Egger’s service to her profession and her students serves as an exemplification of the teacher/scholar model. We are grateful for all she does to represent CWU on the national stage,” said Timothy Englund, dean of CWU’s College of the Sciences.
The 2021 class of AAAS Fellows recognizes 564 scientists, engineers, and innovators across 24 scientific disciplines for their scientifically and socially distinguished achievements. The AAAS Fellows tradition dates back to 1874 and honorsdistinguished scientists, engineers, and innovators for their achievements in disciplines ranging from research to teaching to technology.
Notable AAAS Fellows include W.E.B. DuBois, Maria Mitchell, Steven Chu, Ellen Ochoa, and Irwin M. Jacobs. Egger is now a member of this prestigious group.
“(We are) proud to bestow the honor of AAAS Fellow to some of today’s brightest minds who are integral to forging our path into the future,” said Sudip Parikh, AAAS chief executive officer and executive publisher of the Science family of journals. “We celebrate these distinguished individuals for their invaluable contributions to the scientific enterprise.”
An induction ceremony for the new fellows will be held February 19 at the AAAS annual meeting, to be held virtually this year. The 2021 class of AAAS Fellows will also be featured in the AAAS News & Notes section in this month’s edition of Science.
AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and also publishes Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, Science Advances, Science Immunology, and Science Robotics. Founded in 1848, AAAS includes more than 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, and serves approximately 10 million people.
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