ESPM professor Mary Firestone has been announced as a 2016 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, which honors AGU members who have made exceptional scientific contributions and gained prominence in their respective fields of Earth and space sciences.
Since the AGU Fellows program was established in 1962, and according to the organization’s bylaws, no more than 0.01 percent of the total membership of AGU is recognized annually. This year’s class of Fellows are geographically diverse coming from 18 states and eight countries.
“Although AGU Fellows represent the many diverse sciences of AGU members and come from different career backgrounds, they’ve each played a leading role in promoting discovery and developing solutions for a sustainable future for Earth,” said Margaret Leinen, AGU President. “We’re pleased to recognize and honor the newest class of Fellows for their significant and lasting contributions to Earth and space sciences.”
The 2016 class of Fellows will be recognized during the Honors Tribute on Wednesday, 14 December, held during the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco.