American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest non-government general science membership organization and the executive publisher of Science, a leading scientific journal. Its mission is “advance science for the benefit of all people” and goals include providing a voice for science on societal issues and promoting the responsible use of science in public policy. In addition to publishing Science, AAAS fulfills its mission through initiatives in science policy; diplomacy; education and career support; public engagement with science; and more.
AAAS' "What We Know" initiative was developed to ensure science based communication with the general public about the reality of climate change. The initiative will include outreach to scientists, economists, community leaders, policy makers and the public at large via meetings and media outreach.
AAAS offers many programs - including the Center of Science, Policy, and Society programs, focused on furthering the work of scientists, improving the effectiveness of science in the promotion of human welfare, and fostering scientific freedom and responsibility. The four focal areas for the Center include: Science and Technology Policy Fellowships; Research Competitiveness; Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law; and Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion.
The Science and Technology Policy Fellowships program provides opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers from a broad range of disciplines, backgrounds, and career stages to learn first-hand about policymaking and implementation while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to policymakers.
The Research Competitiveness program provides expert peer review and guidance to organizations such as funding agencies, state-wide research programs, university consortia, and individual research institutions engaged in scientific research and innovation.
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