Dr. Bhansali honored by American Association for the Advancement of Science

Rosette pin with gold and blue colors
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We are proud to announce that Biomolecular Sciences Institute faculty member, Dr. Shekhar Bhansali, was elected as a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

A select group of members of the AAAS have received the lifetime honor of being an elected Fellow in recognition of their extraordinary achievements in advancing science.

Those selected for this prestigious honor were acknowledged for their diverse accomplishments that include pioneering research, leadership within their field, teaching and mentoring. Dr. Bhansali was recognized for significant contributions to microfluidics, to point of care and wearable sensors and to the enhancement of education for underrepresented minority students.

The Fellows will be honored at the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C, where they will also be presented with an official certificate and the AAAS Fellow’s gold and blue rosette pin. The colors represent the fields of science and engineering respectively.

AAAS’ annual tradition of recognizing leading scientists as Fellows dates back to 1874. Dr. Bhansali now joins some of the greats such as astronomer Maria Mitchell, inventor Thomas Edison, chemist Linus Pauling and computer scientist Grace Hopper as those who have been elected.

This article first appeared in AAAS on November 27, 2018.