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AAAS Mission & Goals


To advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people.

Advancing science, Serving society.


Enhance communication among scientists, engineers, and the public.

Promote and defend the integrity of science and its use.

Strengthen support for the science and technology enterprise.

Provide a voice for science on societal issues.

Promote the responsible use of science in public policy.

Strengthen and diversify the science and technology workforce.

Foster education in science and technology for everyone.

Increase public engagement with science and technology.

Advance international cooperation in science.


[Adopted by the AAAS Board of Directors, 20 August 2007.]