Gunsalus elected delegate to AAAS’ Societal Impacts of Science and Engineering Council
CSL researcher C.K. (Tina) Gunsalus has been elected as a delegate to the Societal Impacts of Science and Engineering council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
During her three-year term, Gunsalus will be responsible for administrative duties, such as electing fellows and members of AAAS’ board of directors. The international non-profit organization, publisher of Science magazine, is “dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association,” according to its website.
“AAAS is a great organization and I’m happy and honored to serve,” Gunsalus said.
Gunsalus, a professor emerita of business and director of CSL’s National Center of Professional and Research Ethics (NCPRE), has long-standing ties with the organization and has been a frequent speaker at AAAS conferences. Her professional interests center on integrity and scientific policy.
Gunsalus first became involved with AAAS in 1990. In 1991, she began serving on the committee of scientific freedom and responsibility, which she chaired from 1993-1997. In 2004, she was elected an AAAS fellow in recognition of her contributions to improving the ethical, legal and administrative issues of scientific research.
“I was invited back as a fellow, and that’s a big honor and something I am very proud of,” she said.
As a council delegate, Gunaslus will play an active role in AAAS’ annual conference held each year in the United States or Canada. This past February was their 177th meeting and attracted around 20,000 people.
“AAAS is a very important organization and I’m so pleased to have a chance to work with others to further its worthy mission,” Gunsalus said.