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National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit institution that was established under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. It recognizes achievement in science by election to membership, and — with the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine — provides science, engineering, and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations. Members are elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive. Current NAS membership totals approximately 2,400 members and 500 international members, of which approximately 190 have received Nobel prizes.

Anthropology

  • Christopher Kuzawa, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2018)
  • James Allison Brown, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2013)

Applied Physical Sciences

  • Gerald Gabrielse, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2007)

Chemistry

  • Samuel Stupp, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (2020)
  • Amy Rosenzweig, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2017)
  • J. Fraser Stoddart, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2014)
  • Monica Olvera de la Cruz, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (2012)
  • Chad Mirkin, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2010)
  • Brian Hoffman, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2006)
  • George Schatz, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2005)
  • Mark Ratner, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2002)
  • Tobin Marks, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (1993)
  • James Ibers, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (1984)

Economic Sciences

  • Charles Manski, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2009)

Engineering Sciences

  • Yonggang Huang, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (2020)
  • John Rogers, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (2015)
  • Stephen Davis, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (2004)
  • Zdenek Bazant, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (2002)
  • Jan Achenbach, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (1992)

Mathematics

  • Bryna Kra, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2010)

Microbial Biology

  • Robert Lamb, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2003)
  • Patricia Spear, Feinberg School of Medicine (2002)

Physics

  • Vasiliki Kalogera, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2018)

Psychological and Cognitive Sciences

  • Douglas Medin, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2005)

Social and Political Science

  • John Hagan, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (2017)