Robert Jay Malone named AAAS fellow

Jay Malone

Robert Jay Malone, executive director of the Historical past of Science Society and a fellow of the University of Notre Dame’s John J. Reilly Center, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in honor of his efforts towards advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.

AAAS, founded in 1848 as a nonprofit association, is the world’s largest scientific society and publisher of the prestigious journal Science as properly as Science Translational Medicine and Science Signaling.

Malone’s areas of experience are the history of science, autobiography in science, science in the Colonial and Early Federal Period of the United States and science in the Outdated South, and was cited for “exceptional support to the History of Science Society and connected skilled organizations, in support of education, outreach, and establishing possibilities for postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and other people.”

The History of Science Society relocated from the University of Florida to Notre Dame in 2010. It is the world’s greatest society focused to comprehending science, technologies, medication, and their interactions with society in historical context. More than three,000 person and institutional members across the world help the Society’s mission to foster curiosity in the historical past of science and its social and cultural relations.

The tradition of AAAS fellows started in 1874 and this 12 months the association is honoring 401 folks as fellows. Currently, members can be deemed for the rank of fellow if nominated by the steering group of the Association’s 24 sections, by three fellows, or by the Association’s chief executive officer. Every steering group then evaluations the nominations of folks inside of its respective area and forwards a final checklist to the AAAS Council.

The AAAS Council votes on the final aggregate list. The Council is the policymaking physique of the Association, chaired by the president, and consisting of the members of the board of directors, the retiring area chairs, delegates from each electorate and every single regional division, and two delegates from the Nationwide Association of Academies of Science.

Malone will be presented with an official certificate and gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pins on Feb. 14, 2015, in the course of the 2015 AAAS annual meeting in San Jose, Calif.

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