AAAS, founded in 1848, has evolved into the world's largest multidisciplinary scientific society with nearly 130,000 members and subscribers. The mission, to "advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people," has propelled the organization to the forefront of national and international initiatives. Global efforts include programs and partnerships worldwide, from Asia to Europe to Africa, and extensive work in human rights using geospatial technology to corroborate abuses. Science and policy programs include the major annual forum on Science & Technology policy, S&T policy fellowships within the US Congress and government agencies, and the tracking of US funding for R&D research. Science education initiatives have laid the groundwork for standards-based learning and provide web-based support tools for teachers. Public engagement activities are creating an open dialogue with scientists on societal issues such as global climate change. AAAS also acts as an umbrella organization for a federation of more than 270 affiliated scientific groups. An extended series of websites includes comprehensive career development resources. For more information, access www.aaas.org.
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