A third of this year’s class of new members in the Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS) are from Washington State University.

Alair MacLean.

Alair MacLean, associate professor of sociology at WSU Vancouver, is among the newest cohort and was selected for her significant contributions to the study of veterans of the armed forces serving in war and peace time, and contributions to understanding who serves and how military service shapes their lives with respect to their employment and earnings as well as physical and mental health across the life course.

“We’re proud to have so many WSU faculty recognized by the Washington State Academy of Sciences,” said WSU President Kirk Schulz. “Our faculty are among the best in the world, and they are committed to using their expertise to address some of the most pressing challenges facing the state of Washington today.”

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