House Passes STEM Opportunities Act

The bill addresses under-representation of women and racial and ethnic minority groups in research careers at institutions of higher education and at Federal laboratories.

Dr. Robert Emmett Barsley, DDS, JD

It is with great sadness that we share this beautiful tribute to a man who served on the Board of CSSP in many different capacities – always with grace, understanding and efficiency. He will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace, Dr. Barsley.

Trust and Mistrust in Americans’ Views of Scientific Experts

The Pew Research Center survey on Trust and Mistrust in Americans’ Views of Scientific Experts finds “Public confidence in scientists is on the upswing…”

Winter 2019 Leadership Workshop 7-10 December 2019

Registration, hotel reservations and a preliminary agenda are now available!

CSSP Presents Carl Sagan Award

Dr. Malcolm Butler presented the CSSP Carl Sagan Award, for increasing the public appreciation of science, to Professor Bill Hammack on Saturday, May 4th, 2019.

Task Force on American Innovation Report

With its rich history of global leadership in science and technology, the United States’ scientists and innovators have led the way in taking discoveries from the lab to the market and improving quality of life. Read the current assessment of how the United States fares in today’s global environment.

CSSP Chats

Join other science leaders on the third Thursday of each month for interactive collaborative informative conversations with both current and potential CSSP members. Topics and registration are on the CSSP Events page. 

Assessing Scientists’ Willingness to Engage in Science Communication

Science Counts & the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science conducted a study to assess the perspectives of U.S. scientists and STEM professionals on science communication, public engagement, and baseline attitudes regarding science and its interface with society.

Raise The Caps

After a two-year reprieve, “sequestration” budget caps are back in full force. Click to take action and sign the petition to raise the caps! #RaisetheCaps

CSSP Presents Educational Research Award

Dr. Ryan Shaun Baker accepted the CSSP Educational Research Award on Saturday, December 1, 2018. This award is presented in recognition of outstanding achievement in educational research that improves children’s learning and understanding. Photo credit Peter Cutts.

CSSP Presents Science Leadership Award

Dr. France Córdova, NSF Director, accepted the CSSP Science Leadership and Achievement Award on Saturday December 1, 2018. This award honors individuals who merit special recognition for outstanding achievements in the last year in support of scientific research. Photo credit Peter Cutts.

Why Your Society Should Join CSSP

CSSP Members share their thoughts on “Why Scientific Societies should be Members of CSSP.” Hear them, in their own words.


CSSP confers many awards throughout the year. Read about them here.

Future Leaders

Learn more about the opportunity that CSSP now offers for Science Fellows to register for our Workshop. 

Policy & Advocacy

Read about CSSP policy and advocacy news and initiatives.

The Fred Kavli Science at the Frontiers Lecture Series

Find information regarding past lectures here.


Find information about our events here.


Leadership Notes

45th Anniversary and Reunion at Winter Leadership Development Workshop

Hello CSSP Members, Planning for our exciting 45th Anniversary and ...
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CSSP Winter 2019 Leadership Workshop

The next meeting of the CSSP will be held 7-12 December 2019.

Photos from the Spring 2018 Leadership Workshop

Member Organizations

American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)

American Chemical Society (ACS)

American Crystallographic Association (ACA)

American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS)

American Society of Agronomy (ASA)

Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST)

Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE)


Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF)

Crop Science Society of America (CSSA)

Ecological Society of America (ESA)

Entomological Society of America (ESA)

International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR)

National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB)

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

Psychonomic Society


Society for Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

Society for Freshwater Science (SFS)

Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE)

University of Texas at Austin

New York State Education and Research Network (NYSERNet)

Affiliate Members

Bigelow Labs

Louisiana State University

Texas A&M University

The Rosalind Franklin Society, Inc.

CSSP Sponsors

Association, Innovation and Management, Inc. (Bronze Sponsor)

Bayer (Platinum Sponsor)


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