Four North Carolina State University faculty members have been elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
- Ilse C.F. Ipsen, professor of mathematics, elected for distinguished contributions to numerical analysis, numerical linear algebra and service to the mathematical sciences profession.
- C.T. (Tim) Kelley, Drexel Professor of Mathematics, elected for distinguished fundamental and applied contributions to the fields of numerical analysis and optimization.
- Jennifer Kuzma, Goodnight-North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Distinguished Professor in Social Sciences and co-director of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center at NC State, elected for distinguished translational work in bridging the bench and society, advancing anticipatory governance of new technologies, and contributions to methods for oversight policy analysis.
- Louis A. Martin-Vega, dean of the College of Engineering, elected for outstanding contributions to industrial and systems engineering, manufacturing, industrial innovation and engineering education, and for unconditional support for the advancement of Hispanic professionals.
They are among 416 scientists to be honored this year by AAAS, the world’s largest scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.
Each year, the AAAS Council – the policymaking body of the society – elects members who have shown “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.” Fellows are nominated by their peers and undergo an extensive review process.
The NC State fellows will be recognized at the AAAS annual meeting in Washington, D.C., in February.