Washington, D.C. (Nov. 25, 2013)Six faculty members at the University of South Florida in Tampa have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
This year 388 members have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
With six Fellows, the University of South Florida ranks in the top ten worldwide for organizations with the most AAAS Fellows named this year. This is the second year in a row that USF has been in the top ten worldwide. USF is #1 in Florida for 2013 AAAS Fellows, also for the second year in a row.
Others among the top ten include Vanderbilt University (18 Fellows), Duke University (12 Fellows), University of California, Davis (10 Fellows), University of Michigan (8 Fellows). Pennsylvania State University and Texas A&M University tied for sixth place with seven Fellows each. Tied for seventh place with USF, with six fellows each, were Cornell University, Ohio State University, University of California, San Diego, University of Chicago, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and University of Southern California.
"The University of South Florida is proud of the research, scholarship and service accomplishments of these outstanding faculty members," said Dr. Paul R. Sanberg, AAAS Fellow and senior vice president for research and innovation at USF. "Our faculty are the key to our continued growth and success as a global research university."
New Fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin on Saturday, 15 February from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the AAAS Fellows Forum during the 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago.
This year's AAAS Fellows will be formally announced in the AAAS News & Notes secti
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University of South Florida (USF Innovation)