Highlights Magazine Science Editor Andy Boyles Named AAAS Fellow

Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:10am EST

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HONESDALE, Pa., Feb. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Andy Boyles, science editor for
Highlights magazine, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of
Science (AAAS). Boyles was recognized for "having introduced millions of children to nature's
wonders and the process of science." Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS
members by their peers. Boyles accepted the honor today at the 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston,
Mass.

For 18 years, Boyles has edited science content for best-read children's publication Highlights.
"Andy's job is not an easy one," says Highlights editor Judy Burke. "He is artful at finding a way
to share complex concepts with children, while at the same time showing science as an ongoing,
self-correcting process." Boyles hosts annual workshops for science and nature writers designed to
encourage, support and nurture quality science writing for children.

Boyles offers this advice for kids interested in science, "The most important thing is to be
willing to take an idea and question it. Challenge that idea for yourself and test whether it's
really valid."

The tradition of AAAS Fellows began in 1874. Currently, members can be considered for the rank of
Fellow if nominated by the steering groups of the Association's 24 sections, or by any three
Fellows who are current AAAS members (so long as two of the three sponsors are not affiliated with
the nominee's institution), or by the AAAS chief executive officer. Boyles is a member of the AAAS
Section Y (General Interest in Science and Engineering).

About Highlights: 
Devoted to "Fun with a Purpose," family media brand Highlights for Children, Inc.
(http://www.highlights.com/
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has helped children become their best selves for generations. Highlights, High Five and Highlights
Hello are the best-read children's magazines in North America, and total more than 250 million
impressions each year. Other Highlights offerings include a web site for kids
(HighlightsKids.com), a children's book company (Boyds Mills Press), puzzle book clubs and mobile
applications like My First Hidden Pictures.

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