Professor Chung K. Law Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 19, 2010

Chung K. Law, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering's Robert H. Goddard Professor, was elected today as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies. A formal Induction Ceremony will take place in October at the Academy headquarters in Cambridge, MA. Scholars, scientists, jurists, writers, artists, civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders including winners of the Nobel, Pulitzer, and Shaw Prizes; MacArthur and Guggenheim fellows; and Grammy, Tony, and Oscar Award winners join Law in the Academy's 2010 membership class.

The AAAS was founded in 1780 by John Adams, James Bowdoin, John Hancock and other scholar-patriots. Its purpose is "to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honor, dignity, and happiness of a free, independent, and virtuous people." It has elected as members the finest minds and most influential leaders from each generation.

To see the official announcement, please see the AAAS Class of 2010 Announcement.