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Professional Organizations By Type
American Association for the Advancement of Science
The AAAS seeks to "advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people."
American Institute of Biological Sciences
AIBS is made up of a diverse group of 115 member organizations, including scholarly societies, professional associations, academic institutions and departments, museums and science collections, and others.
Association for Women in Science
AWIS is a global network that inspires bold leadership, research, and solutions that advance women in STEM, spark innovation, promote organizational success and drive systemic change.
Federation of American Scientists
The Federation of American Scientists is a nonpartisan, nonprofit policy research and advocacy organization founded in 1945 to meet national security challenges with evidence-based, scientifically-driven policy and expertise.
National Academy of Sciences
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, non-profit society of distinguished scholars. Established by an Act of Congress, signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, the NAS is charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. Scientists are elected by their peers to membership in the NAS for outstanding contributions to research. The NAS is committed to furthering science in America, and its members are active contributors to the international scientific community
Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology
SICB fosters research, education, public awareness and understanding of living organisms from molecules and cells to ecology and evolution. SICB encourages interdisciplinary cooperative research that integrates across scales, and new models and methodologies to enhance research and education.
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos & Native Americans in Science
SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.
Association for Science Teacher Education
The Association for Science Teacher Education is a non-profit professional organization composed of over 500 members from the US and countries around the globe. Members include teacher educators, scientists, science coordinators and supervisors, and informal science educators who prepare and provide professional development for teachers of science at all levels.
Association of Science and Technology Centers
The Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) is a professional membership organization with a vision of increased understanding of—and engagement with—science and technology among all people and a mission to champion and support science and technology centers and museums.
National Association for Research in Science Teaching
NARST is a worldwide organization for improving science teaching and learning through research. Since its inception in 1928, NARST has promoted research in science education and the communication of knowledge generated by the research. The ultimate goal of NARST is to help all learners achieve science literacy.
National Association of Biology Teachers
The National Association of Biology Teachers is the “leader in life science education.” Since its inception in 1938, thousands of educators have joined NABT to share experiences and expertise with colleagues from around the world, keep up with trends and developments in the field, and grow professionally.
National Science Teacher Association
The National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) is a vibrant community of 40,000 science educators and professionals committed to best practices in teaching science and its impact on student learning. NSTA offers high quality science resources and continuous learning so that science educators grow professionally and excel in their career.
School Science and Mathematics Association
SSMA’s main activities include publication of a journal, School Science and Mathematics, and a newsletter, the Mathematics-Science Connector. Additionally, the Association annually hosts a national convention; presents awards to recognize exemplary research, teaching, and service; and funds innovative classroom projects through its Connections Grant Program.
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
AASHE is the leading association for the advancement of sustainability in higher education. They serve a full range of higher education faculty, administrators, staff and students who are change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation.
Ecological Society of America
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of scientists founded in 1915 to: promote ecological science by improving communication among ecologists; raise the public’s level of awareness of the importance of ecological science; increase the resources available for the conduct of ecological science; and ensure the appropriate use of ecological science in environmental decision making by enhancing communication between the ecological community and policy-makers.
Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is an independent executive agency of the United States federal government tasked with environmental protection matters.
National Association of Environmental Professionals
NAEP is an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to developing the highest standards of ethics and proficiency in the environmental professions.
National Environmental Health Association
Drawing on the original effort that led to the creation of NEHA, the association today stands as a strong professional society with 5,000 members across the nation. Clearly NEHA’s mission, “To build, sustain, and empower an effective environmental health workforce” is as relevant today as it was when the organization was founded.
Society for Conservation Biology
The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to facilitating, promoting, and advancing the scientific study and conservation of biological diversity.
Student Conservation Association
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America’s conservation corps. Our members protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states.
American Society for Microbiology
With over 30,000 members, including researchers, educators and health professionals, ASM is one of the largest life science societies in the world.
The Microbiology Society is a membership charity for scientists interested in microbes, their effects and their practical uses. It is one of the largest microbiology societies in Europe with a worldwide membership based in universities, industry, hospitals, research institutes and schools.
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is an international nonprofit scientific and educational organization. With over 11,000 members, made up of students, researchers, educators and industry professionals, the ASBMB is one of the largest molecular life science societies in the world.
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