December 3, 2019 – Dr. Makenzie Lystrup, vice president and general manager, Civil Space, Ball Aerospace, has been elected to the rank of Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Each year the AAAS Council elects Fellows whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially significant. Dr. Lystrup is being recognized for her distinguished record in the diverse fields of planetary science and infrared astronomy, science policy and advocacy, and aerospace industry leadership.
“We are honored that Makenzie is being recognized for her substantial contributions to the advancement of science and her service to the scientific community,” said Robert Strain, president, Ball Aerospace. “Makenzie’s career is distinguished by its breadth and depth, which benefits astronomy, astrophysics and space sciences and enables Ball to consistently deliver science at any scale.”
Fellows are elected each year by their peers serving on the Council of AAAS, the organization’s member-run governing body. The 2019 group will receive official certificates and rosette pins in gold and blue, colors symbolizing science and engineering, in a ceremony on February 15, 2020, during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Seattle.
The tradition of electing AAAS Fellows began in 1874. Since then, the recognition has gone to thousands of distinguished scientists, such as astronomer Maria Mitchell, elected in 1875, inventor Thomas Edison (1878), anthropologist Margaret Mead (1934), computer scientist Grace Hopper (1963) and popular science author Jared Diamond (2000).