MSU professor first from a Montana institution named to National Academy of Sciences

News Type: State, Federal Source: Billings Gazette
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A Montana State University professor of Earth sciences whose work over the past four decades has greatly impacted the fields of geology, geography and ecology has been elected by her peer scholars to be a member of a distinguished national organization committed to the advancement of science.

Cathy Whitlock is among the newest members of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors a scientist can receive. According to the academy’s announcement, published May 1, members are elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research, and membership is widely accepted as a mark of excellence in science.