Kelvin Droegemeier, vice president for research on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus and Regents' Professor of Meteorology, has been named a 2014 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
"This action confirms that Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier is one of the outstanding scientists in the nation," said OU President David L. Boren. "OU is indeed fortunate to have him as a faculty member and as a leader of our university's scientific community." Droegemeier was elected as a Fellow in recognition of leadership efforts at the national and international arenas to develop unique partnerships in the atmospheric sciences across academia, government and industry.
"I am deeply touched by this recognition and am extremely grateful to the many individuals throughout my career who have mentored, supported and inspired me," said Droegemeier.
Now in his 30th year at the University, Droegemeier serves as the vice chairman of the National Science Board. President George W. Bush first appointed Droegemeier to the Board in 2004, and President Barack H. Obama re-appointed him in 2011. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin appointed Droegemeier to the Governor's Science and Technology Council in 2011 and as chair of the sub-committee on academic Science and Technology.
Droegemeier also has served as a board member of Oak Ridge Associated Universities Council on Governmental Relations, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Southeastern Universities Research Association, Association of Public and Land Grant Universities and the Alliance for Science and Technology Research in America.
The rank of Fellow designates individuals whose efforts toward advancing science applications are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished. New Fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering) rosette pin on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at the Fellows Forum of the American Association for the Advancement of Science during the annual meeting in San Jose, Calif.