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American Association for the Advancement of Science Directorate for Science and Policy Programs - The DSPP implements AAAS objectives in those program areas where science, government and society intersect, and consists of three programs and the newly founded Center for Science, Technology, and Congress.
American Chemical Society – With more than 160,000 members, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization, chartered by Congress, ACS is the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemical enterprise and the premier professional home ofr chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe.
American Geophysical Union - AGU is an international scientific society with more than 32,000 members in over 115 countries. For over 75 years, AGU researchers, teachers, and science administrators have dedicated themselves to advancing the understanding of Earth and its environment in space and making the results available to the public.
American Institute of Physics - AIP is a not-for-profit membership corporation chartered in New York State in 1931 for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare.
American Physical Society - APS is an organization of more than 41,000 physicists worldwide. Since its formation in 1899, it has been dedicated to the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics. The APS publishes some of the world's leading physics research journals. It organizes scientific meetings where new results are reported and discussed. The Society has many other programs in areas such as education, international affairs, public affairs and public information.
American Phytopathological Society - The APS, founded in 1909, is the premier educational, professional, and scientific society dedicated to the promotion of plant health and plant disease management for the common good. The Society represents the interests of five thousand scientists whose pivotal research advances the understanding of plant pathology and its application to plant health.
American Society for Engineering Education - ASEE is a nonprofit organization of individuals, institutions, and companies dedicated to improving all aspects of engineering education.
The Brookings Institution - Brookings, a private, independent, nonprofit organization, is the nation's oldest think tank, conducting nonpartisan research in economics, governmental studies, foreign policy, and the social sciences generally. Its principal purpose is to bring knowledge to bear on the current and emerging public policy issues facing the American people.
Federation of American Scientists - The Federation of American Scientists conducts analysis and advocacy on science, technology and public policy, including nuclear weapons, arms sales, biological hazards, secrecy, and space policy. FAS is a privately-funded non-profit policy organization whose Board of Sponsors includes half of America's living Nobel Laureates.
The Heritage Foundation - Founded in 1973, Heritage is a research and educational institute -- a think tank -- whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.
National Science Teachers Association - NSTA, founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to the improvement of science education at all levels -- preschool through college. NSTA's current membership of over 60,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in science education.
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society - Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, is an honor society for scientists and engineers. Our goals are to foster worldwide interactions among science, technology, and society; to encourage appreciation and support of original work in science and technology; and to honor scientific accomplishments.American Scientist, our award-winning magazine, is a multidisciplinary science publication.
Argonne National Laboratory-Mathematics and Computer Science Division - ANL is one of the U.S. Department of Energy's largest energy research centers, with an annual operating budget of about $490 million supporting more than 200 research projects. Argonne was the nation's first national laboratory. Today, the laboratory has about 4,500 employees, including about 1,775 scientists and engineers, of whom about 800 hold doctorate degrees.
National Science Foundation - NSF is an independent agency of the U.S. Government, established by the National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended, and related legislation, 42 U.S.C. 1861 et seq., and was given additional authority by the Science and Engineering Equal Opportunities Act (42 U.S.C. 1885), and Title I of the Education for Economic Security Act (20 U.S.C. 3911 to 3922).
NSF Statistical Reports on U.S. Science and Engineering - Our mission at the Division of Science Resources Studies (SRS): To produce and disseminate high-quality data and analyses related to science, engineering, and technology. We fulfill this mission by designing, sponsoring, and conducting surveys; by analyzing and synthesizing data produced in this country and internationally; by developing indicators; and by preparing and disseminating statistical reports.
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International Federation of Institutes for Advanced Study: Science, Technology, and Innovation Systems Policy Information Map Index - IFIAS was founded in 1972 with the support of prominent scientists and leading research institutions in developed and developing countries. The original purpose of IFIAS was to sponsor international, inter-disciplinary programmes and projects which were intended both to increase our understanding of global issues, and to influence policy at a national and international level. Its Secretariat was originally located in Sweden, but moved to Toronto, Canada, in 1986.
International Institute for Sustainable Development - The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is a not-for-profit corporation, established by the Governments of Canada and Manitoba. IISD's mandate is to promote sustainable development in decision making within government, business and the daily lives of individuals in Canada and internationally. It is directed by an independent international board, and supported by Canadian and other international donors.
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Science Policy Research Unit: University of Sussex at Brighton - has been carrying out world-class research and teaching on issues relating to scientific discovery and technical change since 1966. The Unit's work is independent, multidisciplinary and international in scope. It is concerned with the challenges that confront decision makers in government, industry and international agencies, and with the public debate that surrounds these challenges.
The Centre for Exploitation of Science and Technology - CEST is an independent organisation with a firm focus: identification of new business opportunities, especially those created by developments in science and technology, and exploitation of these opportunities for real business benefit. CEST energises innovation.
Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
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