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Four UVA Professors Elected AAAS Fellows

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Four UVA faculty have been elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). They join the nearly 500 members who have earned the lifetime distinction of AAAS Fellow in honor of their invaluable contributions to science and technology. The newly elected UVA faculty are:

Section on Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Science

Patricia L. Wiberg University of Virginia: For distinguished contributions to understanding the causes and consequences of sediment movements in aquatic systems.   

Section on General Interest in Science and Engineering

James H. Lambert University of Virginia: For distinguished contributions to the field of risk analysis, particularly using systems engineering tools to address critical infrastructure risk and resilience. 

Section on Mathematics

Karen Hunger Parshall University of Virginia: For outstanding contributions to the history of mathematics, combined with extraordinary service to the mathematical and historical sciences.

Section on Psychology

Angeline S. Lillard University of Virginia: For distinguished contributions to developmental science in theory of mind, children's play, and education, and particularly for establishing the scientific basis of Montessori schooling.  

AAAS Fellows are elected each year by their peers serving on the Council of AAAS, the organization’s member-run governing body. The title recognizes important contributions to STEM disciplines, including pioneering research, leadership within a given field, teaching and mentoring, fostering collaborations, and advancing public understanding of science.

A virtual induction ceremony for the 489 newly elected Fellows will take place on Feb. 13, 2021, the Saturday following the AAAS Annual Meeting. The honorees will receive official certificates and rosette pins in gold and blue, colors symbolizing science and engineering, by mail.

The full list of 2020 Fellows will be published in the Nov. 27 issue of Science.