AAAS Honors Cornell College’s Marty Condon as Lifetime AAAS Fellow

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals, has elected Cornell College Professor of Biology Marty Condon to the newest class of AAAS Fellows, among the most distinct honors within the scientific community.

Marty Condon
Professor of Biology Marty Condon

Condon studies biological diversity and has discovered several species of flies in the tropics. She’s spent decades studying the evolutionary biology of the flies, the flowers they live on, and their predators, to better understand the diverse species.

“Marty is well-deserving of this award for all of the advancements she has made in the field of science and all she has contributed to Cornell College,” said Provost Ilene Crawford. “Marty has taken students to tropical destinations such as Costa Rica, Panama, and Peru to study as part of her long-running research project, which has opened the door for so many of them to understand the world outside of Iowa and the biological questions they can explore. Congratulations, Marty!”

The 2021 class of AAAS Fellows includes 564 scientists, engineers, and innovators spanning 24 scientific disciplines who are being recognized for their scientifically and socially distinguished achievements.  

“AAAS is proud to bestow the honor of AAAS Fellow to some of today’s brightest minds who are integral to forging our path into the future,” said Dr. Sudip Parikh, AAAS chief executive officer and executive publisher of the Science family of journals. “We celebrate these distinguished individuals for their invaluable contributions to the scientific enterprise.” 

Marty Condon with a student during CSRI 2016
Marty Condon with a student during CSRI 2016

This tradition stretches back to 1874. AAAS Fellows are a distinguished cadre of scientists, engineers, and innovators who have been recognized for their achievements across disciplines ranging from research, teaching, and technology, to administration in academia, industry, and government, to excellence in communicating and interpreting science to the public. 

The 2021 class of AAAS Fellows will also be featured in the AAAS News & Notes section of Science in January 2022.