(Left to Right) David Anderson, Taylor Eighmy, Liz Howell, John Larese, Dan Roberts
Five UT professors have been named by the American Association for the Advancement of Science to its 2014 class of fellows for their teaching and research.
This year, 401 members have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. The new fellows will be presented with an official certificate February 14 at the AAAS annual meeting in San Jose, California.
Dr. Michael Simpson, Professor of Materials Sciences and Engineering, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Corporate Fellow, and Group Leader of the Nanofabrication Research Laboratory Group in the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at ORNL, has been appointed the next director of the UT-ORNL Joint Institute for Biological Sciences (JIBS). This appointment is in addition to his role at CNMS.
Simpson, an expert in stochastic processes in gene expression, nanobiosciences, and synthetic biology, is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and is a member of the JIBS Advisory Board. His appointment begins October 20, 2014. Simpson will follow Dr. Gary Sayler as the second JIBS director. Sayler, Professor of Microbiology and Director of the Center for Environmental Biotechnology, will retire at the end of 2015.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science will hold a one-hour webinar on the AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship Program and application for the 2015-16 fellowship year.
AAAS Science & Technology Fellowships provide opportunities for scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking and implementation while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to policymakers.AAAS administers the S&T Policy Fellowships for doctoral degree scientists and engineers to provide opportunities for accomplished scientists and engineers to participate in and contribute to the federal policymaking process.
The application deadline is November 1, 2014.
See their website for more information on S&T Policy Fellowships.
For further information and application advice, please contact Alan Rutenberg, in the Office of Research & Engagement.
Nominations are now open for the AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science. This award recognizes early career scientists who demonstrate excellence not only in their research careers but also in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society.
The recipient of the award will win a prize of $5,000, a commemorative plaque, and complimentary registration and travel to the AAAS Annual Meeting in San Jose.
Nominations are due October 15.
Eligibility and nomination requirements.