On April 27th 2019, I had the honor to see my brother Héctor Abruña being inducted into the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in Washington DC.
“Members are elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Membership is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive. Current NAS membership totals approximately 2,380 members and nearly 485 foreign associates, of whom approximately 190 have received Nobel prizes.”
Some of the most famous members include Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Margaret Mead, John Dewey, Sydney Kustu, Francis Crick, and Claire E. Max, among many more.
Héctor is the first Puertorican inducted into the National Academy of Sciences. I am very proud of him.
Enjoy the short video of the induction ceremony.