Yesterday, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) elected 84 new members and 22 foreign members. Among them was Dara Entekhabi, who was selected “for leadership in the hydrologic sciences including the scientific underpinnings for satellite observation of the Earth’s water cycle.”
Inez Fung's undergraduate work in applied mathematics led to a doctorate in meteorology and investigations of fluid dynamics and the physics of radiative transfer. Her subsequent independent studies in chemistry and biology laid the foundation for her award-winning investigations of the carbon cycle and climate change.
Susan Solomon, the Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will receive the 2017 National Academy of Sciences, Arthur L. Day Prize and Lectureship.