American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS)

About the Academy

For over 230 years, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences has been honoring excellence and providing service to the nation and the world. Through independent, nonpartisan study, its ranks of distinguished "scholar-patriots" have brought the arts and sciences into constructive interplay with the leaders of both the public and private sectors. The Academy was founded during the American Revolution by John Adams, James Bowdoin, John Hancock, and other leaders who contributed prominently to the establishment of the new nation, its government, and its Constitution. Its purpose was to provide a forum for a select group of scholars, members of the learned professions, and government and business leaders to work together on behalf of the democratic interests of the republic.

Year Faculty Name Related Stories


2012 Peter Young

Peter Young's homepage

2011 Thomas Banks

UCSC professors elected to AAAS

2011 James Zachos

Earth and Planetary Sciences Faculty Page

2010 Michael Dine

Michael Dine homepage

2010 Gary Glatzmaier

Earth and Planetary Sciences Faculty Page

2010 Susan Strome

Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology Faculty Page

2010 John Thompson

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Faculty Page

2008 Thorne Lay

 Earth and Planetary Sciences Faculty Page

2006 Harry Berger

UCSC professors elected to AAAS

2006 David Haussler

Jack Baskin School of Engineering Faculty Page

2006 Harold Widom

Mathematics Faculty Page

2005 Michael Soule

Soule elected to AAAS

2002 Douglas Lin

Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences 

2002 Claire Max

Astronomy and Astrophysics Faculty Page

2001 Stanford Woosley

Astronomy and Astrophysics Faculty Page

1999 Harry Noller

Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology Faculty Page

1994 Joseph Miller

Miller appointed as Vice Provost for Silicon Valley Initiatives 

1992  Elliot Aronson  

Social Psychology Network - Elliot Aronson

1991 Hayden White

Biography - Hayden White

1989 Sandra Faber

Astronomy and Astrophysics Faculty Page

1974 Frank Drake

Astronomy and Astrophysics Faculty Page

1965 Robert Sinsheimer

Biography - Robert Sinsheimer


2005 M.R.C. Greenwood

Wikipedia - M.R.C. Greenwood

2003 Geoffrey Pullum

Wikipedia - Geoffrey Pullum

1999 Marcia McNutt

McNutt to be nominated as director of U.S. Geological Survey

1994 Steven Feld

Wikipedia - Steven Feld

1985 Frederic Jameson

Wikipedia - Frederic Jameson

1974 Robert Kraft

Robert P. Kraft, eminent astronomer and former director of UC Observatories, dies at age 87

1973 Harry Beevers

Eminent plant physiologist 

1968 Donald Osterbrock

Eminent astronomer and former director of Lick Observatory 

1966 Tibor Scitovsky

Wikipedia - Tibor Scitovsky 

1970 George Herbig

George H. Herbig (1920-2013)

1969 Robert Edgar

In Memoriam: Robert S. Edgar (1930-2016)

1961 Richard Musgrave

Renowned pioneer of public finance

1959 Joseph Bunnett

In Memoriam: Joseph Bunnett

1954 Albert Whitford

Eminent astronomer and former director of Lick Observatory

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