National Academy of Sciences Members and Foreign Associates Elected

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) announced the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Those elected bring the total number of active members to 2,382 and the total number of foreign associates to 484. Foreign associates are nonvoting members of the Academy, with citizenship outside the United States.

Two members of the planetary science community were elected into the NAS:

James F. Kasting

Michael Manga

Kasting, James F.:  Evan Pugh Professor, department of geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Manga, Michael:  professor of earth and planetary sciences, department of earth and planetary science, University of California, Berkeley

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