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Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys The Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Survey (DGGS) is the agency within Alaska's Department of Natural Resources that generates, analyzes and interprets data about the state's geologic resources and hazards. DGGS fulfills this mission through fieldwork and an ambitious program of resource evaluation, geological hazards identification, research, publication, and outreach. Our maps and inventories of mineral and energy resources on state land are used by government, private industry, scientists, educators and the public.

Alliance for Science The mission of the Alliance for Science is to heighten public understanding and support for science and to preserve the distinctions between science and religion in the public sphere.

American Fisheries Society (AFS) The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is an international, professional and scientific organization of nearly 9,000 fisheries managers and aquatic scientists. Founded in 1870, AFS is the world's oldest and largest organization dedicated to strengthening the fisheries profession, advancing fisheries science, and conserving fisheries resources. AFS Chapters exist throughout North America and members reside in 75 countries. There are 21 different Sections which represent professional interest groups that operate independently of AFS geographic areas.

American Institute of Biological Sciences The American Institute of Biological Sciences is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) scientific association in Washington DC. Founded in 1947, AIBS today has an individual membership of some 5,000 biologists and an institutional membership of almost 200 professional scientific organizations; the combined membership of the latter exceeds 250,000 individuals. AIBS activities include programs in research, education, and public policy; the journal BioScience; the website; peer review and advisory services; meetings; and scientific program management.

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), founded in 1948, is the primary professional membership organization for human geneticists in the Americas. Its principal objectives are to provide opportunities to share research findings in the many areas of endeavors in human genetics; inform health professionals, legislators, health policy makers, and the general public about all aspects of human genetics, and facilitate interactions between geneticists and other communities.

American Society of Plant Biologists The American Society of Plant Biologists was founded in 1924 to promote the growth and development of plant biology, to encourage and publish research in plant biology, and to promote the interests and growth of plant scientists in general. The Society has evolved and expanded to provide a forum for molecular and cellular biology as well. It publishes the highly cited and respected journals Plant Physiology and The Plant Cell.

American Sociological Association As the national organization for sociologists, the American Sociological Association, through its Executive Office, is well positioned to provide a unique set of services to its members and to promote the vitality, visibility, and diversity of the discipline. Working at the national and international levels, the Association aims to articulate policy and implement programs likely to have the broadest possible impact for sociology now and in the future.

Arizona Geological Survey The mission of the Arizona Geological Survey is to inform and advise the public about the geologic character of Arizona in order to foster understanding and prudent development of the State's land, water, mineral, and energy resources.

Arkansas State University Arkansas State University provides students both a foundation and advanced studies in the natural, physical and information sciences. Study in the college prepares students to assume their places as knowledgeable and skilled participants in the knowledge-based economy of our society, and prepares the future leaders who will contribute to the intellectual, economic and technological growth and development of their chosen community.

Association of American State Geologists The Association of American State Geologists (AASG) is an organization of the chief executives of the state geological surveys in 50 states and Puerto Rico. The responsibilities of the various state surveys differ from state to state, depending upon the enabling legislation and the traditions under which the survey evolved. Almost all function as a basic information source for their state and local governments, industry, and the public.

Berkeley Natural History Museums The Berkeley Natural History Museums is a consortium composed of seven member museums — the Essig Museum of Entomology, the Human Evolution Center, the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, the UC Botanical Garden, the UC Museum of Paleontology, and the University and Jepson Herbaria — and eight field stations. As a consortium, we are constantly seeking ways to work together to enhance public education programs, informatics, and research.

BioOne Established in 2000, BioOne, is the product of innovative collaboration between scientific societies, libraries, academe, and the private sector, as a sustainable, mission-driven alternative to commercial publishing. BioOne brings to the Web a uniquely valuable aggregation of the full-texts of high-impact bioscience research journals. BioOne provides integrated, cost-effective access to a thoroughly linked information resource of interrelated journals focused on the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.

Biotechnology Institute As the industry education initiative, the Biotechnology Institute has set a course to be a recognized leader in biotechnology education worldwide. Working to educate the public through partnerships with local, regional, state, national, and international educational efforts, it supports the pursuit of lifelong learning about the promise, achievements, and challenges of biotechnology.

The Botanical Society of America The Botanical Society of America (BSA) is a "not-for-profit" scientific society whose mission is to: promote botany, the field of basic science dealing with the study and inquiry into the form, function, development, diversity, reproduction, evolution, and uses of plants and their interactions within the biosphere. The BSA encompasses all areas of plant biology and is one of the world's largest societies devoted to the study of plants and allied organisms.

Colorado Science Forum The Colorado Science Forum is a consortium of science leadership in the state of Colorado which advocates for science within the state. The CSF is currently emphasizing the development of programs for parents in science and operates under the umbrella of Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

The Denver Museum of Nature and Science The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) scientific research institute and public museum in Denver, Colorado. Founded in 1900, the Museum attracts more than 1.3 million visitors per year. The Museum conducts scientific research in space sciences, geology, paleontology, zoology, anthropology and health sciences. The DMNS inspires curiosity and excites minds of all ages through scientific discovery and the presentation and preservation of the world's unique treasures. Our vision is to create a community of critical thinkers who understand the lessons of the past and act as responsible stewards of the future.

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