Eight faculty named Fellows of AAAS

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Eight Penn State faculty members have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

The Fellows are Consuelo M. De Moraes, professor of entomology; Jainendra K. Jain, Erwin W. Mueller Professor of Physics; John A. Kelmelis, professor of international affairs; Judith Kroll, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Linguistics, and Women's Studies and director of the Center for Language Science; Beverly Lindsay, professor of education, higher education and comparative and international education; Steven J. Schiff, director, Penn State Center for Neural Engineering, Brush Chair Professor of Engineering, professor of neurosurgery, engineering science and mechanics, and physics; Mauricio Terrones, professor of physics and materials science and engineering; and Darrell Velegol, professor of chemical engineering.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is the world's largest general scientific society and the publisher of the journal Science. Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. This year, 539 Fellows were selected for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. The Fellows will receive certificates and pins on Feb. 18 at the AAAS Fellows Forum during the 2012 AAAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

De Moraes was named a Fellow for contributions to the fields of entomology and chemical ecology, particularly with regard to research on plant-insect interactions.

Jain is honored for prediction of composite Fermions.

Kelmelis is recognized for leadership of scientific research and applications programs in government and for creatively incorporating science into policy and policy education.

Kroll is honored for distinguished contributions to the fields of psychology, particularly psycholinguistic models of bilingualism, and for support and mentoring of women in science.

Lindsay was named Fellow for contributions to enhancing international scientific education, leadership and scholarship, particularly as a global leader in efforts to promote international understanding through curricular and policy change. For the full story on Lindsay, go to http://live.psu.edu/story/57093 online.

Schiff is honored for contributions to the interface of neuroscience, physics, engineering, and medicine, and in particular the applications of control engineering to dynamical diseases of the brain.

Terrones receives his award for seminal contributions to the field of nanocarbons.

Velegol is honored for experimental and theoretical breakthroughs in understanding and modeling the dynamics of complex colloidal particles.

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Last Updated January 12, 2012