American Association for the Advancement of Science

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an international non-profit organization that aims to advance science around the world through education, leading, serving as a spokesperson and professional association. The AAAS publishes the Journal Science and other newsletters.[1]

Rush Holt, Jr. is the CEO of American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Signed Letter Criticizing Trump for Immigration Policy

American Association for the Advancement of Science spearheaded an open letter featuring 152 "professional scientific, engineering and education societies, national associations, and universities" who wrote an open letter to President Donald Trump dated January 31 2017 regarding the White House Executive Order on visas and immigration.[2]

The letter read in part:

"Today, we urge the Administration to rescind the Executive Order and we stand ready to assist you in crafting an immigration and visa policy that advances U.S. prosperity and ensures strong borders while staying true to foundational American principles as a nation of immigrants."

All Signatories

Cuba

Top U.S. and Cuban Science academies held a joint symposium in Havana, Aug. 14-17 2017.

Leading the U.S. scientists was Rush Holt, Jr., president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Peter Agre, a Nobel Laureate and past AAAS president, also attended.

Agre modestly said of his induction into the Cuban Academy of Science that it “is not something that has to do with one person.” In Science magazine in September, he credited Cuban scientists with developing the world’s best type B meningococcal vaccine, cancer vaccines, and a medicine that effectively heals diabetic foot ulcers.

“It’s about scientific organizations, in the United States and Cuba, that are working together and can accomplish many things that could not otherwise be achieved.”

Holt encouraged even closer collaboration, saying, “Yes, we are interested in the research per se, but we are also interested in seeking international collaboration because that is one of the conditions that is necessary for science to thrive.”[3]

Board of Directors

The following are members of the 2010-2011 Board of Directors, as of March 18, 2010:[4]

Council

The following are members of the Council, as of March 18, 2010.[5] Members of the Board of Directors are also members of the Council

  • Council Chair, Alice S. Huang, California Institute of Technology and AAAS President
  • Secretary to the Council, Alan I. Leshner, AAAS Chief Executive Officer

Committee on Council Affairs

Committee on Nominations

Partner of the March for Science

American Association for the Advancement of Science is listed on the March for Science website as a "partner."[6] Rush Holt, Jr. was a speaker for the 2018 March for Science.

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