Posts Tagged ‘ American Association for the Advancement of Science ’

Three named AAAS fellows

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Issue, Research

Three UNL professors on Nov. 29 were named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science — the world’s largest general scientific society. It’s the first time three UNL scientists achieved the honor in the same year. The tradition of naming AAAS Fellows goes back to 1874. It is a peer-designated selection based [...]



Alfano focused on plant pathogen work

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Dec. 13, Issue, Research

James Alfano is awarded an AAAS fellowship for distinguished contributions in research of plant pathogens. Alfano said he was flattered when he learned he had been named to the esteemed list after being nominated by UNL plant pathology professor James Van Etten, who also is an AAAS Fellow and a member of the National Academy [...]



Opportunity to explore drives Nastasi

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Dec. 13, Issue, Research

Mike Nastasi said the thrill of the discovery following an experiment is what drives him to explore. He is honored by AAAS for contributions in energy, manufacturing, nanotechnology and microelectronics. Nastasi is director of the Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research and Elmer Koch Professor of mechanical and materials engineering. Established in 2006, the center [...]



Leadership, research lift Smith into AAAS

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Dec. 13, Issue, Research

L. Dennis Smith’s contributions to the AAAS are in is research in developmental biology and in leadership and advocacy on education. Smith, president emeritus of the University of Nebraska and emeritus professor in the School of Biological Sciences, took an unusual path to a career as a scientist. An aspiring jazz musician, he was a [...]



Weeks to be honored as AAAS Fellow

Jan 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Employee News, Issue, January 7, 2010

Donald Weeks, Maxcy professor of agriculture and natural resources, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest federation of scientists. Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. This year, AAAS fellowships were awarded to 531 members. Fellowship winners are [...]



Paul elected AAAs fellow

Jan 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Employee News, Issue, January 8, 2009

Prem Paul, vice chancellor for research and economic development at UNL, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Paul was cited for his contributions to animal health through research on viral pathogenesis of respiratory and reproductive diseases that led to improved vaccines and diagnostic tests. He was selected [...]