Congratulations to Vincent Hutchings on being elected into the National Academy of Sciences! He was one of two University of Michigan professors recently inducted into the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest distinctions for a scientist or engineer in the United States.
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, non-profit society of distinguished scholars. Established by an Act of Congress, signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, the NAS is charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. Scientists are elected by their peers to membership in the NAS for outstanding research contributions. The NAS is committed to furthering science in America, and its members are active contributors to the international scientific community. Approximately 500 current and deceased members of the NAS have won Nobel Prizes. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, founded in 1914, is today one of the premier international journals publishing the results of original research.