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November 24, 2014 01:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2014-50

STScI Astronomer Margaret Meixner Elected AAAS Fellow

November 24, 2014: The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Council has elected Margaret Meixner of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) and 401 other AAAS members as Fellows of AAAS. Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

Meixner is cited by the AAAS for her "leadership in the area of infrared instrumentation for astronomy, both from the ground and from space and for distinguished service in science team management for the James Webb Space Telescope." The new Fellows will be formally announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science on November 28, 2014. The new Fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin on February 14, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the AAAS Fellows Forum during the 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting in San Jose, California. For more information about this announcement, visit http://www.aaas.org/news .


Credit: NASA and STScI