Fellow Nominations

Nomination deadline is the second Friday in February

Iowa Academy of Science Fellows are leaders within Iowa’s Scientific Community. Fellows are members of IAS who, through their actions, embody the Academy’s mission of promoting science research, science education, public understanding of science and recognition of excellence in science. To be elected a Fellow in the Iowa Academy of Science is a distinct honor. Nominees must be persons of good character and of high professional standing. Members who have provided meritorious service to the Academy and effective promotion of science in Iowa, as well as substantial contributions in science or science education will be considered.

Qualified IAS Members may apply for Fellow status or may be nominated by another IAS member. Nomination letters are expected to include evidence of the nominees qualifications, documenting exemplary contributions to the Academy and its programs as described in this brochure and accompanying documentation, typically in the form of a current vita.

Consideration will be given to such activities as involvement in Academy leadership, publication of papers in the Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science or the Iowa Science Teacher’s Journal, presentations at the Annual Meeting and/or Iowa Science Teaching Section’s Fall Conference, publication of other scholarly work, active participation on committees and/or sections, outstanding teaching, and service in promoting the mission of the Academy within the state of Iowa. A Fellow may become a Life Fellow by payment of Lifetime membership dues as prescribed in the Bylaws.


Read the Fellow Brochure.


Complete and submit the Fellow Nomination Form below. Nominations are submitted to the IAS Membership Committee which reviews the applications and submits qualified nominations for consideration to the Board of Directors. New fellows are announced at the business meeting during the IAS Annual Meeting each spring.

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