Winter 2019 Leadership Workshop 7-10 December 2019

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

John A. Downing Named 2019 AAAS Fellow

University of Minnesota Sea Grant Director (and CSSP member) John A. Downing has been elected a 2019 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. AAAS is the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society and the publisher of the journal Science.

Scientific American Special Edition: This Year in Science

Few things inspire as much awe as seeing what was once unseeable, but there were a number of other extraterrestrial milestones in the past 12 months. Read more about the November 2019 Special Edition of Scientific American.

2019 Lancet Countdown

The Lancet Countdown, an international, multidisciplinary collaboration dedicated to monitoring the evolving profile of climate change on health, released its 2019 report.

President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology launched by Executive Order

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) has been launched via Executive Order, with an announcement of the first wave of seven members. Edward McGinnis will serve as the PCAST Executive Director.

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.

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.

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. 

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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