Professor Anne McCoy is among the 24 new members of the Washington State Academy of Sciences, in recognition of “outstanding record of scientific and technical achievement and willingness to work on behalf of the Academy to bring the best available science to bear on issues within the state of Washington.” The Washington State Academy of Sciences provides expert scientific and engineering analysis to inform public policy-making, and works to increase the role and visibility of science in the State of Washington. The new members, elected based on their achievements, will be inducted during the academy’s twelfth annual symposium on September 12, 2019.
As the WSAS noted in their press release, 17 of the new members were elected directly by the WSAS membership, with another 7 new members from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine who live or work in Washington State. These new members bring diverse expertise and experience to WSAS, which now has a total of 310 members including those newly elected.
Prof. McCoy was elected directly by the WSAS membership for her “development of novel theoretical and computational approaches that are crucial for the investigation of molecules that undergo large-amplitude vibrations.”