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Museum director elected fellow in national organization

Herbert Maschner, director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History and an Idaho State University professor of anthropology, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Maschner was recognized for his contributions to Alaska archaeology, archaeological method and theory, and to complex systems in archaeology. Maschner has previously been recognized as ISU Distinguished Researcher in 2006, Idaho Academy of Science Distinguished Scientist in 2011 and Idaho State Journal Business Person of The Year-Education in 2012.

Maschner sits on the National Science Foundation’s Grand Challenges in Archaeology committee, which is tasked with creating a plan for the next 20 years of U.S. archaeology. Because he was chosen as an AAAS fellow, the Society for American Archaeology has appointed Maschner as its representative to the AAAS.

Other Idahoans who have been named AAAS fellows include Howard Grimes, ISU’s vice president for Research and Economic Development; Terry Bowyer, an ISU professor of biological sciences; Carolyn Bohach, a University of Idaho professor and director of the IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence; Jean’ne Shreeve, a U of I professor and director of the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research; Vernard Yurke, a Boise State University distinguished research fellow; and J. Rogers, associate director of the Idaho National Laboratory and director of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies.

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