USRA Scientist Named American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow
Dr. Becklin currently serves as the Chief Science Advisor for NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (
With his selection by the Academy Dr. Becklin joined an outstanding group of inductees in the 2009 class of Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members including former Secretary of State General
On learning of his selection Dr. Becklin confessed to being “Quite surprised and, at the same time, very honored by my selection as an academy fellow,” and added that “To be recognized by my peers with this prestigious fellowship is very gratifying.”
The Academy, based in
Established in 1969 by the National Academy of Sciences, USRA is a private, nonprofit consortium of 104 universities offering advanced degrees in space- and aeronautics-related disciplines. USRA’s mission is to conduct leading-edge research, develop innovative technologies, promote space-related education and policy, and operate premier science/technology facilities by involving universities, private industry and government.
SOURCE Universities Space Research Association