Rosina Bierbaum, STAP Chair, was elected to the American Philosophical Society (APS) in its biological sciences class - an honor for only 33 people in the world each year.
The American Philosophical Society, founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin, is the oldest learned society in the United States. Its mission is to promote scholarly research and interdisciplinary dialogue in various domains, including science, humanities, and social sciences. Over the years, APS members have included George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, and Robert Frost. Election to the American Philosophical Society honors extraordinary accomplishments in all fields.