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Nine researchers affiliated with the University of California and with one of the national laboratories UC manages have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a scientist or engineer.
The researchers are among 60 new members and 15 foreign associates elected to the NAS in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements. The new members were chosen during the academy's 137th annual meeting Tuesday (May 2) in Washington, D.C.
With this week's election, the University of California and the three national laboratories it manages for the U.S. Department of Energy have 309 members of the National Academy of Sciences, more than any other college or university in the United States.
The new NAS members are:
Nine other California researchers were also chosen to become members of the academy in this week's election.
A private organization of scientists and engineers, the National Academy of Sciences is dedicated to the promotion of science and its use for the benefit of humankind. It was established in 1863 by a congressional act of incorporation, signed by President Abraham Lincoln, that designates the academy as the official adviser to the federal government, upon request, in matters of science and technology.
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