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Angela Wilson elected chair-elect of Chemistry Section at AAAS

Prof. Angela K. Wilson
Angela Wilson

Angela K. Wilson, John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Computational Chemistry at MSU, has been elected chair-elect of the chemistry section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

AAASis world's largest multidisciplinary scientific society and a leading publisher of cutting-edge research.

“I really am excited about the opportunity to serve in this role for AAAS and am honored to be elected,” said Prof. Wilson. “I believe a more active voice from among the scientific community to our nation'sleaders about the importance of science to our economy, security and health is critical; with my recent time in Washington, D.C., I am familiar with the scientifictopics that may well resonate with our national leaders.”

“Professor Wilson is among a few chemists I know whose research breadth and depth is equally complemented by professional service,” said Rob Maleczka, chair of the Department of Chemistry. “As a scholar, Professor Wilson’s computational work has advanced our understanding of subjects ranging from diatomic molecules to aviation materials.At the same time, she has held top leadership positions at the NSF, IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry), and now the AAAS. I don’t know when (or if) she sleeps!”