Newsmaker: Justine Cassell
Noteworthy: Named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a distinction presented to people who demonstrate scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
Residence: Highland Park
Occupation: Charles M. Geschke Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.
Education: Bachelor's degree in comparative literature, Dartmouth College, N.H., 1982; degrees in literature and linguistic theory, Universite de Besancon, France, 1981; master's degree in linguistics, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1984; doctorates in linguistics and psychology, University of Chicago, 1990.
Quote: “I have to say that this is one honor that's really meaningful to me because I think the AAAS plays an essential role in America, to ensure the general public recognizes the importance of science and understands the impact of scientific discoveries.”
— Andrew Conte