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The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is a nonprofit professional society dedicated to the advancement of scientific and technological excellence across all disciplines and to the public’s understanding of science and technology through its affiliate member societies, which includes ECS. The mission of AAAS is to further the work of scientists, facilitate cooperation among them, foster scientific freedom and responsibility, improve the effectiveness of science in the promotion of human welfare, advance education in science, and increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of the promise of scientific methods in human progress.

ECS representative: Roque J. Calvo, term as Executive Director


The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) is a nonprofit organization whose affiliate member societies, which includes ECS, seek to strengthen the public understanding of chemical sciences and technologies; increase the flow of the best students into the chemical sciences and chemical process industries; and instill in chemical scientists and engineers a greater pride in their heritage and their contributions to society. The CHF maintains ECS’s permanent archives and several oral histories on significant ECS members.

ECS representative: Kathryn R. Bullock, Heritage Councilor, spring 2007


The Federation of Materials Societies (FMS) is an umbrella organization whose member societies, which include ECS, represent the professional societies, universities, and National Research Council organizations that are involved with materials science, engineering, and technology. The purpose of FMS is to aid the materials community in obtaining information from, and exchanging information with, the policy community. An important FMS goal is to help the materials community to arrive at consensus in materials policy and to assist it in informing policy makers of materials concerns. The current President of ECS is the Society’s representative on the FMS Board of Trustees.

ECS representatives:
Guy Davis, Trustee, spring 2007
Paul M. Natishan, Alternate, spring 2007
Roque J. Calvo, Advisory Board, term as Executive Director


The National Inventors Hall of Fame honors the women and men responsible for the great technological advances that make human, social, and economic progress possible. Each year, the Selection Committee of the National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation selects inventors for induction. These are selected from a field of people nominated by peers and the public. The Selection Committee includes representatives from the leading national scientific and technical organizations, including ECS.

ECS representative: Charles L. Hussey, spring 200


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