It has twelve sections, each with a committee and its chair. Formal meetings of the AAAS are numbered consecutively, starting with the first meeting in 1848. Join Now Advancing science, engineering and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people There are sections for agriculture, anthropology, astronomy, atmospheric science, biological science, chemistry, dentistry, education, engineering, general interest in science and engineering, geology and geography, the history and philosophy of science, technology, computer science, linguistics, mathematics, medical science, neuroscience, pharmaceutical science, physics, psychology, science and human rights, social and political science, the social impact of science and engineering, and statistics. "[14], In February 2007, the AAAS used satellite images to document human rights abuses in Burma. Science in History. with a press release distribution service AlphaGalileo. 's all-time record", "EurekAlert! Three faculty members of the College of Arts & Sciences have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.. Fellows are recognized for their research; teaching; services to professional societies; administration in academia, industry and government; and communicating and interpreting science to the public. It was a reformation of the Association of American Geologists and Naturalists. [8], At a meeting held on Friday afternoon, September 22, 1848, Redfield presided, and Matthew Fontaine Maury gave a full scientific report on his Wind and Current Charts. [5] By doing so the association aimed to use resources to conduct science with increased efficiency and allow for scientific progress at a greater rate. According to the first constitution which was agreed to at the September 20 meeting, the goal of the society was to promote scientific dialogue in order to allow for greater scientific collaboration. Geraldine Richmond is the President of AAAS for 2015–16; Phillip Sharp is the Board Chair; and Barbara A. Schaal is the President-Elect. Among the elected delegates there are always at least two members from the National Academy of Sciences and one from each region of the country. By 1860, membership increased to over 2,000. Alan I. Leshner, AAAS CEO from 2001 until 2015, published many op-ed articles discussing how many people integrate science and religion in their lives. He added, "Never before was such a corps of observers known. Strengthen science in 2021: and the Question of Access", "It's time for AAAS and EurekAlert! Get the inside scoop on jobs, salaries, top office locations, and CEO insights. celebrates 20 years forefront science communication", "Defining a Reporter: EurekAlert! The board must also regularly correspond with the council to discuss their actions. The board may also speak publicly on behalf of the association. 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