UNCG Magazine

Distinct Honor

Dr. Edna Tan

Dr. Edna Tan has been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Fellows are selected each year by their peers for “efforts on behalf of the advancement of science, or its applications, that are scientifically or socially distinguished.” Tan was honored for her pioneering work on equitable and impactful STEM teaching and learning, targeting individual and collective outcomes among underrepresented
populations.

She is a professor of science education.

The AAAS elects only a tiny proportion (0.4%) of its members as fellows each year. Tan is the first female recipient from UNCG. Other fellows at UNCG include Dr. Robert Anemone, professor of anthropology; Dr. Jim Coleman, professor of biology; and Dr. Parke Rublee, professor emeritus of biology.

“I am deeply honored that our collaborative work with youth in communities has been recognized by AAAS. This recognition belongs to all I have been privileged to partner with across many years, including youth, teachers, community partners, research partners and graduate student researchers,” Tan said.

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