The National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences elect 36 new UC members
The National Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced their newly elected members this week, expanding their ranks by 11 and 25 UC faculty, respectively.
The National Academy of Sciences was established in 1863 under President Abraham Lincoln to recognize achievement in science. Along with the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine, members provide advice to the federal government on matters related to science, engineering and health.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an honorary society and independent research center that convenes leaders from across disciplines and professions to address significant challenges. More than 13,500 members have been elected since 1780, when it was founded by John Adams, John Hancock and others.