Eight Stony Brook University scholars have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). They will be honored for their contributions to science and engineering at the Fellows Forum during the AAAS Annual Meeting on February 16, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.
The newly elected AAAS Fellows from Stony Brook University include Dennis N. Assanis, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Stanislaus Wong, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Walter Eanes, Professor and Chair, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Rolf Sternglanz, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Kenneth Takeuchi, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Chemistry, Jin Wang, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Lev Ginzburg, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolution and Vitaly Citovsky, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. The eight new inductees join 28 Stony Brook University faculty members who have been recognized with this honor.
Election to the Fellows is bestowed by the members peers and the group of AAAS Fellows from Stony Brook join 702 newly elected members who will receive a certificate and a blue and gold rosette pin as a symbol of their distinguished accomplishments.
“This year’s election of eight distinguished scholars, many of whom are internationally recognized, into the ranks of AAAS Fellows is evidence of our faculty’s scholarship and vast contributions to their respective fields,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD. “Their meritorious work not only serves the University, but it serves society by pushing the frontiers of scientific advancement, research and discovery in engineering and the sciences.”