The Washington State Academy of Sciences announced six faculty from Washington State University will be new members. Membership in WSAS recognizes their scientific and technical contributions to the state of Washington and the nation.

The new members will be formally inducted at the 15th Annual Members Meeting on Sept. 15.

“It’s wonderful to see the leadership and excellence of our faculty honored by the Washington State Academy of Sciences,” said WSU System President Kirk Schulz. “We are proud to have WSU scientists and engineers advancing the Academy’s mission to inform public policy throughout the state of Washington.”

Stephen Bollens.

The new WSU members of the Academy include Stephen Bollens, professor in the School of the Environment and School of Biological Sciences and director of Meyer’s Point Environmental Field Station, who is recognized for his research on salt and freshwater aquatic systems that is both timely and important to understanding the impact of global climate change and rising sea levels on estuarine systems and biodiversity in the Pacific Northwest, and for a proven willingness to engage and serve institutions and the public.

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