Opperman named AAAS Fellow

Prestigious award honors leadership in science, teaching, mentoring
December 6th, 2019

Dr. Lynne OppermanDr. Lynne Opperman, department head of biomedical sciences, has earned the prestigious honor of being named an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow in the oral health sciences section.

A Texas A&M University System Regents Professor, Opperman is one of 443 AAAS members who were elected by peers in 24 categories for their significant contributions to science and technology. The lifetime distinction of AAAS Fellow recognizes distinguished members of the association for their leadership in science, teaching and mentoring. The awards ceremony is scheduled for Feb. 15 in Seattle at the AAAS annual meeting.

In 2017, Opperman began a three-year term as an AAAS council delegate. In that role, she says she strove to “guide policy decisions in science and engineering related to STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — career paths and training.”

The AAAS, first formed in 1848, touts members in nearly 100 countries and is the largest multidisciplinary scientific society worldwide.

— Kathleen Green Pothier