Geraldine Richmond, the Presidential Chair and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oregon, has been chosen to serve as president-elect of AAAS. She will begin her three-year term as an officer and member of the Executive Committee of the AAAS Board of Directors on 18 February 2014, at the close of the 180th Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Richmond received her Ph.D. in chemical physics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1980. She is a distinguished researcher in the field of chemistry of complex surfaces and interfaces, a discipline with relevance to environmental remediation, energy production and atmospheric chemistry. She has served on several national scientific advisory boards, including the U.S. Secretary of Energy's Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee  and her current appointment to the National Science Board .
Richmond is also the founder and chair of COACh , an organization created to increase the number and career success of women scientists and engineers in the United States and developing countries. COACh provides training workshops, mentoring and networking activities, and support for programs to recruit and retain women for careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
At the close of the 2014 Annual Meeting, Gerald Fink will begin his term as AAAS president. Fink is a professor of genetics and founding member of the Whitehead Institute at MIT. The current president, Phillip A. Sharp, will become chairman of the AAAS Board of Directors. Sharp is a 1983 Nobel Prize winner and professor at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT.
The full election results, with all terms beginning 18 February 2014, are as follows:
President-Elect: Geraldine (Geri) Richmond, Univ. of OregonBoard of Directors: Carlos J. Bustamante, Univ. of California, Berkeley; Laura H. Greene, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignCommittee on Nominations: Sylvia T. Ceyer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Susan M. Fitzpatrick, James S. McDonnell Foundation; Alice Petry Gast, Lehigh Univ.; Susan Gottesman, National Cancer Institute/NIH
Chair Elect: Michael F. Thomashow, Michigan State Univ.Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: Elizabeth E. Hood, Arkansas State Univ.Electorate Nominating Committee: Sheila McCormick, USDA-ARS; Esther van der Knaap, Ohio State Univ.
Chair Elect: Robert W. Sussman, Washington Univ. in St. LouisMember-at-Large of the Section Committee: Margaret C. Nelson, Arizona State Univ.Electorate Nominating Committee: Patricia M. Lambert, Utah State Univ.; Lisa J. Lucero, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Chair Elect: Stefi Alison Baum, Rochester Institute of TechnologyMember-at-Large of the Section Committee: Jean L. Turner, Univ. of California, Los AngelesElectorate Nominating Committee: Neil Gehrels, NASA/Univ. of Maryland; Michael Werner, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech
Chair Elect: Michael J. Prather, Univ. of California, IrvineMember-at-Large of the Section Committee: Soroosh Sorooshian, Univ. of California, IrvineElectorate Nominating Committee: Anthony J. Broccoli, Rutgers Univ.; James A. Yoder, Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionCouncil Delegate: David Halpern, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Chair Elect: Steve Henikoff, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterMember-at-Large of the Section Committee: Susan R. Wente, Vanderbilt Univ. School of MedicineElectorate Nominating Committee: Vicki L. Chandler, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation; Claire M. Fraser, Univ. of Maryland School of Medicine
Chair Elect: Bruce E. Bursten, Univ. of Tennessee, KnoxvilleMember-at-Large of the Section Committee: Mark Thompson, Univ. of Southern CaliforniaElectorate Nominating Committee: Katrina M. Miranda, Univ. of Arizona; Galen D. Stucky, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
Chair Elect: Mina Mina, Univ. of Connecticut Health CenterMember-at-Large of the Section Committee: Van P. Thompson, King's College London Dental Institute (UK)Electorate Nominating Committee: Pamela K. Den Besten, UC San Francisco School of Dentistry; Mark C. Herzberg, Univ. of Minnesota School of DentistryCouncil Delegate: Linda C. Niessen, Nova Southeastern Univ.
Chair Elect: Jay B. Labov, National Academy of Sciences/National Research CouncilMember-at-Large of the Section Committee: Tamara Shapiro Ledley, TERCElectorate Nominating Committee: Margaret R. Caldwell, Center for Ocean Solutions/Stanford Law School; Kristin P. Jenkins, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison/BioQUEST Curriculum ConsortiumCouncil Delegate: Elizabeth K. Stage, UC Berkeley Lawrence Hall of Science
Chair Elect: W. Kent Fuchs, Cornell Univ.Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: Nicholas L. Abbott, Univ. of Wisconsin-MadisonElectorate Nominating Committee: Linda Broadbelt, Northwestern Univ.; David B. Williams, Ohio State Univ.
Chair Elect: Dominique Brossard, Univ. of Wisconsin-MadisonMember-at-Large of the Section Committee: Carol Lynn Alpert, Museum of Science, BostonElectorate Nominating Committee: Robert Lee Hotz, Wall Street Journal; Lisa M. Van Pay, George Washington Univ.Council Delegate: Sharon M. Friedman, Lehigh Univ.
Chair Elect: Maureen E. Raymo, Lamont-Doherty Earth ObservatoryMember-at-Large of the Section Committee: Dennis V. Kent, Rutgers Univ.Electorate Nominating Committee: Jennifer R. Marlon, Yale Univ.; Konrad (Koni) Steffen, Swiss Federal Research Institute/ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
Chair Elect: Elliott Sober, Univ. of Wisconsin-MadisonMember-at-Large of the Section Committee: Roberta L. Millstein, Univ. of California, DavisElectorate Nominating Committee: Heather Douglas, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada); Kristine C. Harper, Florida State Univ.
Chair Elect: Sharon C. Glotzer, Univ. of MichiganMember-at-Large of the Section Committee: Harold H. Kung, Northwestern Univ.Electorate Nominating Committee: Isaac Cann, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Michael Tsapatsis, Univ. of Minnesota
Chair Elect: Carla P. Gomes, Cornell Univ.Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: Justine Cassell, Carnegie Mellon Univ.Electorate Nominating Committee: Bonnie C. Carroll, Information International Associates (IIa)/CENDI; Susan Landau, GoogleCouncil Delegate: Karen R. Sollins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chair Elect: Keren Rice, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: David Poeppel, New York Univ.Electorate Nominating Committee: Cecile McKee, Univ. of Arizona; Shari R. Speer, Ohio State Univ.Council Delegate: Joan Maling, National Science Foundation
Chair Elect: Martin Golubitsky, Ohio State Univ.Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: Irene Fonseca, Carnegie Mellon Univ.Electorate Nominating Committee: Harvey Thomas Banks, North Carolina State Univ.; James (Mac) Hyman, Tulane Univ.
Chair Elect: Pamela B. Davis, Case Western Reserve Univ. School of MedicineMember-at-Large of the Section Committee: David M. Sabatini, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyElectorate Nominating Committee: Lisa M. Coussens, Oregon Health & Science Univ.; Jules L. Dienstag, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Chair Elect: Marie-Françoise Chesselet, Univ. of California, Los AngelesMember-at-Large of the Section Committee: Allan Basbaum, Univ. of California, San FranciscoElectorate Nominating Committee: Diane O'Dowd, Univ. of California, Irvine; Phyllis M. Wise, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Chair Elect: Jeanette C. Roberts, Univ. of Wisconsin School of PharmacyMember-at-Large of the Section Committee: Donald P. McDonnell, Duke Univ. School of MedicineElectorate Nominating Committee: Barbara S. Beckman, Tulane Univ. School of Medicine; Melanie S. Joy, Univ. of Colorado School of Medicine and School of PharmacyCouncil Delegate: Barbara N. Timmermann, Univ. of Kansas
Chair Elect: Eva Andrei, Rutgers Univ.Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: Lene Vestergaard Hau, Harvard Univ.Electorate Nominating Committee: Marcela Carena, Univ. of Chicago/Fermilab; John M. Tranquada, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Chair Elect: Susan Goldin-Meadow, Univ. of ChicagoMember-at-Large of the Section Committee: Barbara A. (Bobbie) Spellman, Univ. of Virginia/Univ. of Virginia School of LawElectorate Nominating Committee: Charles A. Nelson III, Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital; Elizabeth Phelps, New York Univ.
Chair Elect: Maryann P. Feldman, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel HillMember-at-Large of the Section Committee: Paula Stephan, Georgia State Univ.Electorate Nominating Committee: Stephanie Shipp, Virginia Tech; Howard J. Silver, Consortium of Social Science Associations
Chair Elect: Francesca T. Grifo, Union of Concerned ScientistsMember-at-Large of the Section Committee: Gerald L. Epstein, U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityElectorate Nominating Committee: Maryann P. Feldman, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Tobin L. Smith, Association of American UniversitiesCouncil Delegate: Susan Sauer Sloan, National Academies
Chair Elect: Sallie Ann Keller, Virginia TechMember-at-Large of the Section Committee: Karen Kafadar, Indiana Univ.Electorate Nominating Committee: Michael Boehnke, Univ. of Michigan; M. Elizabeth (Betz) Halloran, Univ. of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterCouncil Delegate: Linda J. Young, Univ. of Florida/USDA-NASS