AAAS undertook numerous programs and activities that promoted science
to the public and monitored issues affecting the scientific community.

Science Policy

AAAS provided objective scientific expertise and promoted awareness that science can drive our economy and improve our quality of life.


To encourage international research collaboration in 2012, AAAS dispatched delegations to Iran, North Korea, Burma and Cuba, and launched Science & Diplomacy.

Outreach and Engagement

Through highly accessible meetings and outreach events, AAAS helped to make the world of science accessible to all in 2012.

Science Education

AAAS reached out through a variety of programs to make sure talent and interest in scientific endeavors were nurtured.