AAAS has nearly 120,000 individual and institutional members and 261 affiliates, serving 10 million scientists in fields ranging from plant biology to dentistry.
Highlights of AAAS governance follows:
Board of Directors
Responsible for the affairs of the Association.
86 Council members meet annually to establish general policies.
Committee on Council Affairs
Meets twice yearly, serving as executive committee of the Council.
Members choose AAAS elective officers each year including the president-elect, the president, the chairman of the board and members of the board.
Committee on Nominations
Each year, this committee prepares a slate of candidates for a general election of association officers.
Correspond to fields of interest among AAAS members, from specific fields like physics, biology and chemistry to general interest in science.
Four Regional Divisions
Elect their own officers and conduct meetings for members in the Arctic; Caribbean; Pacific; and Southwestern and Rocky Mountain regions.
AAAS programs fall within four areas: