The email telling Professor José Moura that he had been inducted into the U.S. National Academy of Engineering went into his spam folder.
Only after receiving multiple congratulatory emails from friends and colleagues, one of whom copied the announcement into his email, did Moura realize it wasn’t a joke. When he learned it wasn’t a hoax, Moura says, “I fell off my chair.”
“You can have some hints (that you’ll be selected) but you know it happens when you receive an email,” he says. Or in this case, an email about an email.
Full story can be found in IEEE Technical SPOTLIGHT.