National Academy of Sciences Elect William Ward as Science Member

The National Academy of Sciences announced the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 15 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Those elected today bring the total number of active members to 2,250 and the total number of foreign associates to 452. Foreign associates are nonvoting members of the Academy, with citizenship outside the United States.

William R. Ward is an institute scientist in the department of space studies at Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado, and is part of SSERVI’s Institute for the Science of Exploration Targets (ISET) team.

A full list of new members is available on the academy website at:

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, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council — provides science, technology, and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations.

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