Society for Science & the Public
Founded in 1921, Society for Science & the Public is a non-profit 501(c) (3) membership organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Society's mission is to engage the public in science. Our vision is to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate, and inspire.
The Society, with 86 staff members, is best known for its world class science competitions including the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and the Broadcom MASTERS. The Society also owns a family of media properties, including the award-winning magazine Science News.
About the Society for Science & the Public
Society for Science & the Public is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education. Its vision is to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate, and inspire.
Society for Science & the Public has a staff of 86, with a growing communications function. Under new leadership from Maya Ajmera, the President and CEO, the organization is in a growth mode, adding staff at a rapid pace to support the growing programs. The Society relies heavily on its corporate partners and nationwide membership to raise more than $22 million annually to fund its programs. The organization’s professional staff provides editorial, management, and administrative support for publishing Science News as well as world class science competitions, from its national office in Washington, D.C. Since its founding, the Society has conveyed the excitement of science and research directly to the public through its award-winning publications and world-class science education competitions.
In 2008, Science Service became Society for Science & the Public in order to better reflect the mission of the organization to advocate for science in the public interest. In 2013, the Society began offering an all-in-one membership and subscription program that allows subscribers to access Science News in their preferred format and launched a new website that unifies its award-winning publications with its science education and competition programs.