Four Penn Students Named Emerging Leaders in Science and Society Fellows

Four University of Pennsylvania graduate students have been named to the inaugural class of Emerging Leaders in Science and Society Fellows.  ELISS is sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

They are among 16 from four founding partner institutions: Penn, Stanford University, the University of Washington and Purdue University. 

The Penn students, all Ph.D. candidates, and their fields are:

- Ben Chrisinger, city and regional planning, School of Design.

- Johannes Eichstaedt, psychology, School of Arts and Sciences.

- Ruth Masterson Creber, nursing science, School of Nursing.

- Maddie Stone, earth and environmental science, School of Arts and Sciences.

The new AAAS multi-campus, national initiative is a one-year competitive program designed to complement graduate and professional student studies by producing leaders to help the nation understand and address issues related to community, the economy, health, energy and the environment.          

The Fellows will receive financial assistance, career development and networking opportunities to assist them in mounting interdisciplinary and professional development programs for students at their institutions.

The pilot class of 16 fellows will begin in January.

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