Historic Fellows

“Fellows shall be nominated ... from such of the members as are professionally engaged in science, or have by their labors aided in advancing science.”

AAAS Constitution
Adopted by the Standing Committee
12 August 1874

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is proud to present a historic list of distinguished members elected to the status of Fellow from the honor’s inception to the present day. These individuals are recognized for their extraordinary achievements across disciplines, and AAAS commends their dedication and commitment. Election to Fellow is a lifetime honor.

This is a historic list, therefore each Fellow’s institution at the time of election will be noted (where the historic records do not provide an institution, we have included a geographic region), along with the disciplinary section through which they were nominated, and year of election. This is a static list and will only be modified once a year to include the most recent class of Fellows.

For a list of AAAS Fellows who have maintained active member status with the organization (and therefore may serve as a sponsor on a new Fellow nomination), please refer to the list found here.

For general information on nominating Fellows, please refer to this page.

Should you have any questions about this historic list, please email: governance@aaas.org

Namesort descending Year Elected State/Province Country Section(s) Institution
A'Hearn, Michael F. 1987 Astronomy University of Maryland
Aagaard, George N. 1951 MN Medical Sciences
Aagaard, James S. 1970 Engineering Northwestern Technological Institute
Aalto, Ensio E. 1951 Psychology University of Minnesota
Aamodt, Olaf Sverre 1925 MN U.S. Department of Agriculture
Aaron, Abraham H. 1941 University of Buffalo
Aaron, Eugene M. 1886 PA
Aaron, M. Robert 1968 Information and Communication, Engineering Bell Telephone Laboratories
Aaronson, Bernard S. 1951 MN Psychology
Aaronson, Sheldon 1964 Zoological Sciences, Medical Sciences Queens College (NY)
Aase, Hannah Caroline 1921 State College of Washington
Aazhang, Behnaam 2011 Information, Computing, and Communication Rice University
Abadi, Martín 2011 Information, Computing, and Communication Microsoft Research / University of California, Santa Cruz
Aballay, Alejandro 2013 Biological Sciences Duke University Medical Center
Abashian, Alexander 1985 Physics Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Abbaschian, Reza 2006 Engineering University of California, Riverside
Abbe, Cleveland 1899 Winthrop College
Abbe, Cleveland 1875 DC
Abbe, Ernst Cleveland 1938 University of Minnesota
Abbe, Lucy B. 1961 Botanical Sciences Macalester College
Abbe, Robert 1892 NY
Abbitt, William Henry 1938 Texas Tech College
Abbot, Edward Stanley 1928 MA
Abbot, Samuel L. 1898 MA
Abbott, Alexander Crever 1905 Physiology and Experimental Medicine University of Pennsylvania