Kaye Husbands Fealing, chair of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts School of Public Policy, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She is Georgia Tech's only addition to the 2016 AAAS fellows.
Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. Fealing was nominated by the Section on Societal Impacts of Science and Engineering for “distinguished contributions to the field of science, technology, and public policy, particularly for leadership in the area of the science of science policy.”
During the course of her career, Fealing has developed models to measure science innovation and to measure the impacts of market forces and policy on the access of women and minorities to employment and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) areas. She has held named professorships at two institutions and served as president of the National Economic Association.
In addition, Fealing developed the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Science of Science and Innovation Policy program and co-chaired the Science of Science Policy Interagency Task Group. At NSF, she also served as an economics program director.
This year, 391 members have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. New Fellows will be recognized on February 18, 2017 at the AAAS Fellows Forum during the 2017 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.
For more information on the AAAS Fellows nomination process, visit http://www.aaas.org/aboutaaas/fellows.