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A New Award For Professor James Flynn

last modified Oct 04, 2013 05:35 PM

Professor James Flynn, Distinguished Associate of the Psychometrics Centre, was elected to a Fellowship of the Royal Society of New Zealand on 7th November 2007. Fellowship of the Royal Society of New Zealand (FRSNZ) is an honour conferred for distinction in research or the advancement of science or technology. The Society commented on its web site: 

One of the world's outstanding contributors to the study of human intelligence and the author of one of the most highly-cited soil science articles worldwide are just two of the 13 new scientists elected this year to the Academy of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Ten new Fellows were formally elected at the Fellows' Annual General Meeting in Palmerston North this week, and three new Honorary Fellows (scientists living overseas, but who have connections to New Zealand) were announced at the meeting.

Professor Marston Conder, President of the Academy of the Royal Society, said "election as a Fellow is a mark of high distinction, reflecting many years of dedication, creative thinking, and world-class research and innovation. The Fellowship selection process is comprehensive, involving discipline-specific selection panels and independent international review, and only a small number of those nominated ever get through."

The Royal Society now has 340 Fellows and 48 Honorary Fellows. Fellows are involved in providing expert advice, promoting scientific best practice, and disseminating scientific information.

Professor John Rust, Director of the Psychometrics Centre said: "We congratulate Jim on the award. His Psychometrics Centre Lecture in December 2006 was a major event for us and his new book: 'What is Intelligence: Beyond the Flynn Effect' has created informed debate on a misunderstood topic."

For more information on Professor Flynn see Who We Are on this web site.

The Royal Society of New Zealand is an independent, national academy of sciences, a federation of some 60 scientific and technological societies, and individual members. It promotes a critical awareness of science and technology in schools, in industry and in society. It administers several funds for science and technology, publishes eight journals, offers science advice to government, and fosters international scientific contact and co-operation.

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