(Athens, GA) We’re proud to announce that IRIS affiliate Dr. Marshall Shepherd has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional honors that can be accorded to an engineer.
Shepherd, who is Director of the Atmospheric Sciences Program in the Department of Geography and a Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor, said of the honor via his Twitter account that he is, “Honored, stunned and humbled.”
Along with Shepherd, 106 new members and 23 international members also joined the academy.
This distinction is only given to those that have contributed to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.”
Read more on the National Academy of Engineering Website, here.