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Three faculty members elected to National Academy of Sciences

Alan Flurry

Three distinguished faculty members at the University of Georgia have received one of the highest honors a scientist can earn, election to the National Academy of Sciences.

The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit institution that was established under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. It recognizes achievement in science by election to membership and — with the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine — provides science, engineering, and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations.

The University of Georgia’s three newest National Academy of Sciences members are:

  • Mary Ann Moran, Regents’ Professor in marine sciences
  • Gregory H. Robinson, UGA Foundation Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
  • Marshall Shepherd, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences

All three of the university’s latest inductees to the National Academy of Sciences are faculty members in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

“Leading scholars who have published ground-breaking research on a critical range of scientific endeavors, Drs. Moran, Robinson and Shepherd also share a passion for teaching that introduces students at all levels into the world of discovery through investigation,” said Alan Dorsey, dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. “Their innovations promote science and make the complexities of our world easier to understand.”

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An extraordinary honor for our esteemed colleagues, the Franklin College and the University of Georgia - congratulations all!

Image: J. Marshall Shepherd, Mary Ann Moran and Gregory H. Robinson

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