News Release| AAAS Fellowship; Cal State L.A.

December 10, 2012

Cal State L.A.’s dean named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science 

Los Angeles, CA -- Keith Moo-Young, dean of the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology at California State University, Los Angeles, has recently been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his “distinguished contributions to engineering.”

Moo-Young will be recognized on Saturday, February 16, 2013, at the Fellows Forum during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.

“This is a great honor to be selected by my colleagues and peers as a Fellow of the world’s largest scientific society in the engineering division,” said Moo-Young.  

The AAAS has awarded the distinction of Fellow to 701 members. The elected individuals have been elevated to this rank because of their efforts toward advancing science or fostering applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished. The new Fellows will receive a certificate and a blue and gold rosette as a symbol of their distinguished accomplishments.

A Pasadena resident, Moo-Young holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in civil-environmental engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Technology Management from the University Pennsylvania. He is a licensed professional engineer and board certified environmental engineer by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. He was formerly the interim dean and associate dean for Research and Graduate Studies at Villanova University, and has served as a professor at Lehigh University.

The emphasis of his research is on hazardous and solid waste management and technologies. As a researcher, Moo-Young has secured more than $4 million in research funding from federal and state agencies and corporations, such as the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Department of Education, and Department of Defense.

Moo-Young currently serves as a member of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Charter Science Advisory Board and chair of the Environmental Engineering Committee. He also served on national environmental advisory panels for the Water Environmental Research Foundation, National Science Foundation Committee of Visitors, the Department of Energy, and Department of Defense.

For a list of this year’s AAAS Fellows:

The AAAS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, the association publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide.

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