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May 10, 2018

Graeme Stephens elected as Royal Society Fellow

University Distinguished Professor Emeritus Graeme Stephens has been elected as a fellow of the Royal Society for his exceptional contributions to science.

“This is a very prestigious honor, reserved only for those at the very top of their fields,” said Department Head Jeff Collett, who congratulated Stephens.

Stephens directly linked the recognition to his experience at CSU.

“It of course reflects my time at CSU where I had the chance to dig deep and really learn about the science,” he said.

Founded in 1660, the Royal Society is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. It is a fellowship of many of the world’s most eminent scientists. Fifty Royal Society Fellows were named this year. Elon Musk joins Stephens in the new class.

Since his retirement from CSU, Stephens has served as Director of the Center for Climate Sciences at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. He has maintained his involvement with the Department of Atmospheric Science as a senior research scientist and by advising postdocs and engaging with department students. He is a member of the U.S. National Academies and recently received the 2017 Mason Gold Medal from the Royal Meteorological Society.