Categories: News
      Date: May  2, 2008
     Title: Congratulations to Elizabeth Thompson
Congratulations to Elizabeth Thompson who has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

72 NEW MEMBERS CHOSEN BY ACADEMY

WASHINGTON -- The National Academy of Sciences today announced the election of 72 new members and 18 foreign associates from 9 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

The election was held this morning during the business session of the 145th annual meeting of the Academy. Those elected today bring the total number of active members to 2,041. Foreign associates are nonvoting members of the Academy, with citizenship outside the United States. Today's election brings the total number of foreign associates to 397.

The National Academy of Sciences is a private organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to the furtherance of science and its use for the general welfare. It was established in 1863 by a congressional act of incorporation signed by Abraham Lincoln that calls on the Academy to act as an official adviser to the federal government, upon request, in any matter of science or technology.

Additional information about the Academy and its members is available online at HTTP://WWW.NASONLINE.ORG.