Sixteen individuals--one woman and 15 men--from a variety of disciplines in science, engineering, and mathematics are being honored for their scientific and humanitarian achievements at the 132nd annual meeting of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), scheduled for April 24 in Washington, D.C. Five of the 16 are already NAS members. Also taking place at the convocation will be the election of new academy members and the induction of new members elected last year (N. Sankaran, The Scientist, June 13, 1994, page 1).

Researchers from the life sciences are well-represented among the award recipients: Six of this year's 14 prizes will be given to biological investigators.

The academy's highest honor (albeit the only award without an accompanying cash prize), the NAS Public Welfare Medal, will be presented to Harold Amos, 78, the Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Microbiology, emeritus, at Harvard Medical School. He is being recognized for...

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