Recently, the National Academy of Sciences announced the election of 120 members and 30 international members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. This year’s class of newly elected members includes a record number of women.
One of the newly elected members is former CRA-WP Board Member Anna Karlin. She is the Microsoft Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science at the University of Washington. She has been active in several CRA-WP activities including Grad Cohort, Virtual Undergraduate Town Hall, and Career Mentoring Workshops.
“The historic number of women elected this year reflects the critical contributions that they are making in many fields of science, as well as a concerted effort by our Academy to recognize those contributions and the essential value of increasing diversity in our ranks,” said National Academy of Sciences President Marcia McNutt. “I am pleased to welcome all of our new members, and I look forward to engaging with them in the work of the National Academies.”
Membership in the academy is one of the highest honors given to a scientist in the United States. Congratulations to all.