More about COPUS


Goals and objectives

Origins of COPUS

The COPUS Network


COPUS is a grassroots effort linking universities, scientific societies, science advocacy groups, science media, science educators, businesses, and industry in a consortium having as its goal a greater public understanding of the nature of science and its value to society. This is an essential step in re-establishing the nation's leadership role in the national and global scientific enterprise. It is critical to ensuring the long-term social well-being of the American people.

Download the COPUS fact sheet (PDF).

Project sponsors

COPUS is sponsored by the American Institute of Biological Sciences and The Geological Society of America.

American Institute of Biological Sciences         The Geological Society of America

Steering committee

Lee Allison, Director, Arizona Geological Survey

Jack Hehn, Director of Education, American Institute of Physics

Jack Hess, Executive Director, Geological Society of America

Jay Labov, Senior Advisor for Education and Communications, National Academy of Sciences

Richard O'Grady, Executive Director, American Institute of Biological Sciences

Judy Scotchmoor, Assistant Director, University of California, Museum of Paleontology, Education and Public Programs

COPUS advisors

Matthew C. Nisbet, Assistant Professor, School of Communication, American University, Washington D.C.

Richard Stucky, Curator, Denver Museum of Nature and Science