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Thursday, May 02, 2019

Historic Number of Women Elected to National Academy of Sciences | College - University Herald

The National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of 100 new members and 25 foreign associates in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research by

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Forty percent of the newly elected members are women -- the most ever elected in any one year to date.

Those elected today bring the total number of active members to 2,347 and the total number of foreign associates to 487. Foreign associates are nonvoting members of the Academy, with citizenship outside the United States.
Newly elected members and their affiliations at the time of election are:...

The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit institution that was established under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. It recognizes achievement in science by election to membership, and -- with the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine -- provides science, engineering, and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations.
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Source: University Herald