Six from MIT elected to AAAS


Six members of the MIT community are among the 229 leaders in the sciences, the humanities and the arts, business, public affairs, and the nonprofit sector who have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Established in 1780 by founders of the nation, the academy undertakes studies of complex and emerging problems. Current projects focus on science, technology and global security; social policy and American institutions; the humanities and culture; and education. The academy's membership of scholars and practitioners from many disciplines and professions gives it a unique capacity to conduct a wide range of interdisciplinary, long-term policy research.

Since the academy's founding, its fellows have included George Washington and Benjamin Franklin in the 18th century, Daniel Webster and Ralph Waldo Emerson in the 19th, and Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill in the 20th. The current membership includes more than 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.

The academy will welcome this year's new class at its annual induction ceremony in October at its Cambridge, Mass. headquarters.

New members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences from MIT are:


Topics: AAAS, Awards, honors and fellowships, Brain and cognitive sciences, Economics, Electrical engineering and electronics, Political science, Technology and society

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