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“.
Whoop! Congrats, Meg. I recommend she now be referred to as “Her Righteous Highness”.
So is this whole ESA Fellows thing new? Is that why they only have 2012 and 2013 listed on the web page you liked to? Why are there so many 2012 fellows? (And why is it *always* so hard to find what you’re looking for on the ESA web pages? At first glance, they look organized, and yet…)
“liked to” should be “linked to”. Sorry.
Yes, I believe the Fellows programs are new, but I’m not 100% sure. Just going by memory on that.
And re: the ESA’s webpages, yes, they seem to need reorganizing. But in fairness, I’m guessing that would be a pretty big undertaking, and I’m sure the ESA’s staff are all very busy. I could understand if something else is always a higher priority.