To be named an American Academy for the Advancement of Science fellow is an honor reserved for the nation's top scientists. Utah State University professors Patricia Lambert and Lance Seefeldt are among 702 scientists named as AAAS fellows.
Lambert, a professor in USU's department of Sociology, Social Studies, and Anthropology, has been researching health patterns, disease, and warfare in pre-historic peoples of California, the Great Basin, the Southwest and Southeast, and North Coastal Peru.
Seefeldt is a professor in USU's department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and is working on research about how compounds are created to sustain plant and animal life. He's also conducting research investigating the feasibility of using algae as a fuel source.
Lambert and Seefeldt join professor and dean of USU's College of Science, James MacMahon, in representing USU as AAAS fellows.