Category Archives: 2009

Ozias-Akins Elected Fellow of The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Peggy Ozias-Akins was recently elected fellow of The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

AAAS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association.  In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide

Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers.  Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications.

Fellow nominations may be made by:

  • the Steering Groups of the Association’s 24 sections, or
  • any three Fellows who are current AAAS members, so long as two of the three sponsors are not affiliated with the nominee’s institution, or
  • the Chief Executive Officer.

Nominations undergo review by the Steering Groups of the Association’s sections (the Chair, Chair-Elect, Retiring Chair, Secretary, and four Members-at-Large of each section).

Each Steering Group reviews only those nominations designated for its section.  Names of Fellow nominees who are approved by the Steering Groups are presented to the AAAS Council for election.

Each nominee must receive the approval of a majority of the Steering Group members, with no more than two opposed, in order to be included in the slate of Fellow nominees that is presented to the Council for a final vote.

AAAS Fellows are elected annually by the AAAS Council for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications. Fellows have made significant contributions in areas such as research, teaching, technology, services to professional societies,  and the communication of science to the public. The following members, presented by Section affiliation, were elected Fellows in fall 2009. AAAS congratulates them and thanks them for their service to science and technology.


Morgan and Chu Win Awards

Evelyn Perry Morgan (left) won an Award of Excellence for Technical Support and Ye (Juliet) Chu (right) won the Junior Research Scientist award at the UGA Tifton Campus Awards Ceremony on May 7, 2009.

On hand for the event were Dr. Joe Broder, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Dr. Beverly Sparks, Associate Dean for Extension; Dr. Bob Shulstad, Associate Dean for Research; and Dr. Joe West, Assistant Dean – Tifton Campus.

$350,000 USDA-NIFA Grant Received

The Lab has received a grant for $350,000 from United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) for “The Role of a Novel Apomixis-linked AP2-domain Transcription Factor in Parthenogenetic Embryo Development” Joann Conner is Co-PrincipIe Investigator on the grant.