WALLA WALLA, Wash. - The president of Whitman College, George Bridges has been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences.
The Washington State Academy of Sciences is an organization established to advise the state on science policy. President Bridges will join 35 newly-elected members from around the state for an induction ceremony in September in Seattle. There are currently 184 active academy members
Founded in 2005, the academy not only provides expert scientific and engineering analysis to inform public policy-making, but also works to increase the role and visibility of science in the State of Washington.
Individuals are elected on the virtue of their distinguished and ongoing scholarly achievements. Other inductees represent a range of academic disciplines and include faculty members and academic leaders at the University of Washington, Washington State University, Western Washington University, and Princeton University, among others.