Dr. Laura Henriques was awarded induction as Fellow in the American Physical Society for "exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise in physics research, important applications of physics, leadership made in or service to physics, or significant contributions to physics education." Of note are her activities in "PhysTEC as a site lead, architect of a regional network, National Advisory Board member, and mentor for the new regional network as well as for service to the American Physical Society in various educational initiatives."
Each year, no more than one half of one percent of the Society membership is recognized by their peers for election to the status of Fellow in the American Physical Society. This year, 163 Fellows were selected and recognized for their contributions to science. Interestingly, of the few individuals elected as a Fellow this year is one of Laura's former high school students (Dr. Alex Cronin). He was a student in her high school physics class in 1987-88.
For more information, please see the APS Fellowship Program.