Advancing Leadership in Science & Technology

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.

STEM On The Hill

ASTRA, The Alliance for Science and Technology Research in America, hosted a well-attended  Exhibition and Reception at which CSSP participated and had the opportunity to engage with other organizations also focused on ensuring support for STEM Education.”


So many successful sessions on topics of great interest to our members took place, including “Ask the Association Attorney: Everything you want to know about Association Law.” Mark your calendar for our Winter Workshop – 1-4 December 2018, in Washington, DC

CSSP Elects New Officers

Deborah Bronk elected Chair and David Baltensperger as Chair-Elect for 2018.  Shown here Kavli Lecturer, Dr. Fritjof Capra (Photo Credit – Peter Cutts)

Carl Sagan Award

Carl Sagan Award given to Former NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr. by CSSP 2017 Chairman Robert Barsley

Winter Workshop Hotel Reservations

Attendees of the 2018 Winter Workshop are already able to reserve a room at the Marriott Residence Inn, where a wonderful group rate has been contracted. The reservations cut-off date is October 30, 2018.  

NEW! CSSP Mission and Value Statement

CSSP refines its mission and offers a value proposition to scientific societies.

CSSP Fred Kavli Science at the Frontiers Lecture

Fritjof Capra, Ph.D. gave his lecture, The Systems View of Life: A Science for Sustainable Living, December 2017 at the Carnegie Institution for Science.


Position: Every student must be taught science and mathematics by well—qualified teachers. There is a crisis in the nation’s mathematics and science classrooms – too few students are reaching internationally competitive levels and too few teachers are well armed to help them get there.

New Guidance Issued on Travel by Federal Employees to Scientific Conferences

OMB has issued revisions to its May 2012 memo that re-focuses oversight on agency-sponsored and hosted conferences, thus lifting many restrictions of federal employees to attend scientific society-hosted technical meetings.
Research America - Science Debate

Informing Public Policy

A new poll reveals that Americans across the political spectrum support a presidential debate on science.

Science & Engineering Indicators Released

SEI contains a wealth of information in searchable, downloadable formats about the health of U.S. science and engineering.

CSSP Fred Kavli Science at the Frontiers Lecture

Dr. Elizabeth Loftus, Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Irvine, gave her lecture in December 2016, on   “The Fiction of Memory”


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

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CSSP members receive many benefits, including discounted registration fees for our conferences.


The latest happenings at CSSP, our member societies and partners.

The Fred Kavli Science at the Frontiers Lecture Series

Find information regarding lectures here.


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Leadership Notes

CSSP Board Chair on 2018 Spring Leadership Development Workshop

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CSSP December 2018 Leadership Workshop

The next meeting of the CSSP will be held 1-4 December 2018.

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

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)

Entomological Society of America (ESA)

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


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