Fowler will be joined by special guests Dr. Thomas Schwenk, vice president of the UNR Division of Health Sciences and dean of the University of Nevada School of Medicine; and Maurice Fuerstenau, UNR professor emeritus of metallurgy. Fowler, Schwenk and Fuerstenau each has been selected for membership into one of the three National Academies, one of the highest honors a scientist, researcher or scholar can receive.
Fuerstenau was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1991, and Schwenk was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2002. Fowler completed the trifecta for Nevada when she was elected to the National Academy of Sciences this year, joining an elite group of about 2,100 scholars, almost 200 of whom also are Nobel Prize winners. Since the academy’s founding in 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln, the nation’s leaders have turned to the National Academy of Sciences and its two sister organizations for advice on scientific and technological issues of the day.
Anyone interested in attending the presentation on Sept. 21 is asked to RSVP to 327-2363 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday. After the 4 p.m. presentation, there will be a reception with light refreshments.