Washington, D.C. – Dr. Julia Lane, an internationally recognized economist and Institute Fellow at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), has been elected by her peers at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as a Fellow. The honor recognizes her contributions to innovation, education and scientific leadership.
Lane, an expert in science and innovation policy, joined AIR after directing the Science of Science and Innovation Policy Program at the National Science Foundation (NSF). She led the multi-agency, multi-university “Science and Technology for America’s Reinvestment: Measuring the EffecTs of Research on Innovation, Competitiveness and Science” (STAR METRICS) program, a partnership between science agencies and research institutions to publicly document the outcomes of science investments.
Election as a Fellow of AAAS, a tradition begun in 1874, is an honor bestowed upon members “for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications.”
AAAS, an international organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all, will host an event honoring its Fellows during the group’s annual meeting February 14, 2015 in San Jose, Calif.
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education and workforce productivity. For more information, visit www.air.org.