With every generation comes new challenges for our planet. Some issues, like data security, quickly hit home, while others, like climate change, become increasingly urgent with the passing of time.
Under the theme Envisioning Tomorrow’s Earth, PNNL researchers and professional staff recently joined forward thinkers in science, engineering, policy, and education at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), held this year in Seattle. Just 200 miles from PNNL’s main research campus in Richland, the meeting “allowed us to showcase how our multidisciplinary research is addressing important national challenges in energy, security, and the environment,” said Melanie Roberts, PNNL director of state and regional affairs.
Roberts, along with PNNL scientists Ben Bond-Lamberty and Aurora Clark, was recognized at the meeting as part of the new class of 2019 AAAS Fellows. The rank of fellow is the society’s highest honor, awarded to members for their distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications for society.
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