Congratulations to our own Meg Duffy for being named as a 2013 ESA Early Career Fellow! Early Career Fellows are ESA members who’ve received their PhDs within the last 8 years, who “have begun making and show promise of continuing to make outstanding contributions to a wide range of fields served by ESA.” It’s purely an honorific, like a knighthood*, and so has no formal value. But informally, I’m sure Meg will now have no problem getting a table for dinner at even the most exclusive restaurants. :-)
The full list of winners (which you will never, ever find if you try to navigate from the ESA homepage) is here.
*As the British know, all honorifics should come with titles, like “Sir” or “Dame”. I suppose Meg could now call herself “Meghan Duffy ECF”, much as you can call yourself “Jane Doe OBE” if you’ve been named an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. I’m sure Meg would love your suggestions as to what she should call herself now. :-) Although around here she’ll always be “Dynamic Meg“.