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Dr. Babak Parviz, an electrical engineer and a vice president at Amazon, is one of two new appointees to the American Association of the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) board of directors.

Dr. Ramírez Lugo, an associate professor of biology at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras is one of two new appointees to the American Association of the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) board of directors.

AAAS unanimously appointed two new directors at its December 2021 meeting. Biologist Juan S. Ramírez Lugo, Ph.D., and electrical engineer Babak Parviz, Ph.D., officially began their service at the Board’s February 2022 meeting.

AAAS recognizes the ongoing outstanding work of Black scientists today – and those working to inspire and champion future Black excellence in STEM.