From the President of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences:
I am pleased to announce that 213 outstanding individuals in academia, business, government, the arts, and public affairs have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as members of the class of 2018. Membership in the American Academy is not only an honor -- it is also an opportunity to connect with fellow Members and work together across disciplines and professions to advance the common good.
The class of 2018 represents 125 institutions across 29 states and 20 countries, including Chile, Ethiopia, Finland, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Nigeria, Oman, and Tanzania. I am pleased to report that women represent 44 percent of the new class; it is the largest percentage of women in a single class since the Academy elected its first female member, Maria Mitchell, in 1848. While there is still much work to do, Academy Members can feel proud of the progress we are making toward a more inclusive nomination and election process.
More information about the class of 2018 is available in an alphabetical list of newly elected Fellows and International Honorary Members, as well as a list of the new Members by Class and Section.
Our newest Members are scholars and practitioners who have established themselves as leaders in their fields with a passion for improving their communities, nations, and the world. Please join me in welcoming the class of 2018 at their Induction Ceremony and related activities on October 5-- 7, 2018, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I look forward to seeing many of you this fall.
Jonathan F. Fanton
Dr. Susan Dymecki was elected into Class II: Biological Sciences, Section III: Neurosciences, Cognitive Sciences, and Behavioral Biology.
Full AAAS Press Release can be found here.