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Carnegie Mellon's Chris Hendrickson
Named AAAS Fellow for Contributions to Engineering
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's Chris Hendrickson has been awarded the distinction of fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Hendrickson, the Duquesne Light Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon, was named a fellow for his outstanding contributions to the field of engineering planning and management, including design for the environment, systems performance, construction project management, finance and computer applications.
"This is a tremendous honor and I welcome being part of such a time-honored tradition with such a group of distinguished peers," said Hendrickson, who also serves as faculty director of the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research and co-director of the Green Design Institute at Carnegie Mellon.
This year, Hendrickson joins the ranks of 449 members who have been awarded the AAAS honor for their scientifically and socially distinguished efforts to advance science and its many complex applications. New fellows will be presented with an official certificate and gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin during the AAAS annual meeting, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, in San Francisco.
"We applaud Professor Hendrickson's long record of research excellence in the areas of computer-aided engineering, transportation systems, construction project management and environmental systems, and this latest AAAS accolade confirms the magnitude of his great works," said Pradeep K. Khosla, dean of Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering.
The tradition of the AAAS fellows began in 1874. Fellows can be nominated by a steering group from one of 24 different sections of the association or by three peers who are current AAAS members but not affiliated with the nominee's institution. Each steering group then reviews the nominations of individuals within its respective section and a final list is forwarded to the AAAS Council, the policymaking body of the association. The AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.