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Angela Calabrese Barton named a 2022 American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow

January 31, 2023

AAAS Fellows are recognized for their scientific and socially notable achievements spanning their careers.


The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals, has elected more than 500 scientists, engineers, and innovators to the 2022 class of AAAS Fellows. Among them are 17 U-M faculty and staff, including Angela Calabrese Barton. 

Dating back to 1874, the lifetime AAAS Fellows honor is one of the most distinguished commendations within the scientific community. This year’s class of fellows is heralded for moving their fields forward, and paving the way for scientific advances that benefit society. They join the ranks of noted fellows such as Mae Jemison, the first Black woman to go to space, and W. E. B. Dubois, considered the founding father of American sociology.
Calabrese Barton, who is a professor of education and chair of educational studies, is recognized by the association for her distinguished contributions to the fields of the learning sciences and STEM education, particularly for the rightful presence framework for justice-oriented STEM teaching, learning and research for minority youth. A former chemistry teacher and informal science educator, she continues to teach after-school STEM in community centers and makerspaces, collaboratively with youth and university students, as a part of her research and practice.

Calabrese Barton will receive a certificate and a gold and blue rosette pin (representing science and engineering, respectively) to commemorate her election and will be celebrated in Washington, D.C., in summer 2023. 

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Chair, Educational Studies; Professor, Marsal Family School of Education