Annual Report 2014 - Meeting Global Challenges: Discovery and Innovation

AAAS Chair Phillip A. Sharp and CEO Rush D. Holt provide an overview of the organization’s efforts to advance science and serve society.

On the Cover

As it takes flight in Kenya, this Eurasian roller (Coracias garrulous), with its magnificent blue and teal-colored wings, offers a reminder of the promise of discovery and innovation for improving human welfare.

[Alan I. Leshner, AAAS CEO emeritus, captured this photograph in early 2015.]

About AAAS

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science as well as Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, and a digital, open-access journal, Science Advances. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes nearly 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world. The non-profit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement, and more. For the latest research news, log onto EurekAlert!, the premier science-news Web site, a service of AAAS. See