60 New Members Chosen By Academy

April 28, 1998

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Academy of Sciences today announced the election of 60 new members and 15 foreign associates from 10 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.


The election was held this morning during the business session of the 135th annual meeting of the Academy. Election to membership in the Academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a U.S. scientist or engineer. Those elected today bring the total number of current active members to 1,798.


Foreign associates are non-voting members of the Academy, with citizenship outside the United States. Today's election brings the total number of foreign associates to 310.


The National Academy of Sciences is a private organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to the furtherance of science and its use for the general welfare. The Academy was established in 1863 by a congressional act of incorporation, signed by Abraham Lincoln, that calls on the Academy to act as an official adviser to the federal government, upon request, in any matter of science or technology.


Additional information about the institution is available on the Internet at www.nas.edu.


Newly elected members and their affiliations at the time of election are:
Newly elected foreign associates, their affiliations at the time of election, and their country of citizenship are:
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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

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