The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an international non-profit organization established in 1848 to advance science around the world. The Association serves as educator, leader, spokesperson and professional associate.
The AAAS aims at:
(1)providing a platform for communication among scientists, engineers, and the public;
(2)promoting and defending the integrity of science and its use;
(3)providing support for the science and technology enterprise;
(4)providing a voice for science on societal issues;
(5)promoting the responsible use of science in public policy;
(6)strengthening the science and technology workforce; and
(7)advancing education in science and technology for everyone.