MSE's own Prof. R. Ramesh has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAA&S). Founded in 1780, the AAA&S honors excellence and convenes leaders from every field of human endeavor to examine new ideas, address issues of importance to the nation and the world, and work together, as expressed in our charter, “to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honor, dignity, and happiness of a free, independent, and virtuous people.” AAA&S notes that their studies have helped set the direction of research and analysis in science and technology policy, global security and international affairs, social policy, education, and the arts and humanities. Congratulations to Prof. Ramesh.