National Academy of Sciences' Class of 1996 Sets New Record

Sets New Record A record-breaking number of women highlights this year's group of 60 scientists and engineers selected for membership in the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). The new members, elected during NAS's 133rd annual meeting in Washington, D.C., late last month, include 11 women. In addition, 15 foreign associates from eight countries were named (see accompanying story). All 75 will receive one of science's most prestigious honors when they are inducted into the academy at next ye

Thomas Durso
May 26, 1996

Sets New Record A record-breaking number of women highlights this year's group of 60 scientists and engineers selected for membership in the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). The new members, elected during NAS's 133rd annual meeting in Washington, D.C., late last month, include 11 women.

In addition, 15 foreign associates from eight countries were named (see accompanying story).

All 75 will receive one of science's most prestigious honors when they are inducted into the academy at next year's annual meeting. Members elected last year (K.Y. Kreeger, The Scientist, May 29,1995, page 3) were inducted at this year's meeting.

NAS's NEW FOREIGN ASSOCIATES
Joining the 60 new National Academy of Sciences (NAS) members elected late last month are 15 new foreign associates-nonvoting members with citizenship outside the United States. Their selection at this year's annual meeting of the academy raises the total of foreign associates to 308.

According to...