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Steve Brown Elected as Fellow of AAAS

18 April 2024

Steve Brown
Dr. Steven S. Brown

Dr. Steven S. Brown has been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in the section of Atmospheric & Hydrospheric Sciences, for distinguished contributions to the field of atmospheric science, particularly for performing novel measurements to improve understanding of atmospheric oxidation and reactive nitrogen.

AAAS is the world's largest general scientific societies and publisher of the Science family of journals. The 2023 Fellows are at the forefront of discussions about emerging technologies, environmental issues, science education, innovative therapies, and more as the world grapples with societal concerns around these topics.

A tradition dating back to 1874, election as an AAAS Fellow is a distinguished lifetime honor within the scientific community. Steve's election to this honor is well deserved. His research at NOAA has focused on the chemistry and impacts of nitrogen oxides in the Earth's atmosphere. His scientific impact is evident in both his leadership of integrated field studies, and his innovative development of high sensitivity optical instrumentation for laboratory and field studies of atmospheric trace gases and aerosols. Steve and the 2023 Fellows receive a certificate and a gold and blue rosette pin (representing science and engineering, respectively) to commemorate their election, and will be celebrated at the annual Fellows Forum on 21 September 2024 in Washington, D.C.