Two L&S faculty elected fellows of the world’s largest general scientific society

Snežana Stanimirović and John W. Valley are recognized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for their contributions to advance science.

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StanimirovicSnezana.png#asset:3853Two faculty members in the College of Letters & Science are now fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society, announced today.

Founded in 1848, AAAS has been electing fellows since 1874 as recognition by peers for distinguished contributions to advance science or its applications.

Snežana Stanimirović, a professor of astronomy, receives the honor for pioneering radio studies of interstellar gas in the Milky Way and the Magellanic Cloud and improving understanding of transitions between phases and the role of interstellar turbulence.

JohnValley.gif#asset:3854John W. Valley, a Charles R. Van Hise Professor in the Department of Geoscience, is recognized for contributions to geochemistry leading to a deeper understanding of the geologic evolution of the early Earth and also for the development of analytical methods that have opened new frontiers of research.

Stanimirović and Valley join 44 L&S faculty members who have previously been named fellows of the AAAS.

Three other UW faculty members — David A Brow from the School of Medicine and Public Health, Hannah V. Carey of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Ann C. Pamenberg from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences — were also elected fellows to the AAAS today.

– Adapted from a story by Terry Devitt