St. Paul, Minn. - Eric P. Wiertelak, DeWitt Wallace Professor of Psychology and Director of Neuroscience Studies, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

“I’m really honored each day to help students here and at other institutions achieve their goals for a liberal arts education by combining the interdisciplinary study of neuroscience with their other interests,” said Wiertelak. 

Initiated by the Section on Education, Wiertelak was elected as an AAAS Fellow for “distinguished contributions to the development of undergraduate neuroscience education, which have dramatically enhanced neuroscience education at colleges and universities across the United States.”

The tradition of AAAS Fellows began in 1874. These individuals have been elevated to this rank because of their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science as well as Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, a digital, open-access journal, Science Advances, Science Immunology, and Science Robotics. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes nearly 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. The non-profit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement, and more.

November 22 2016

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