The Council of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP) is a unique organization representing the breadth of science and engineering research disciplines through its member societies and federations. CSSP member societies are represented by their presidents, presidents-elect, and recent past presidents of leading scientific societies and federations whose combined membership is over one million.
Founded in 1973, CSSP has served as a center for national science leadership development, a strong voice in support of science, and the premier forum for national science policy development and open, substantive exchanges on current issues encompassing the full spectrum of science, engineering, and mathematics. CSSP is committed to “Advancing Leadership in Science and Technology” and to establishing policies and programs that will ensure a bright future for 21st century science.
CSSP provides its members ready access to the top research and education leadership nationwide. The organization’s nimble structure provides for a high degree of involvement and participation by its members in debates, task forces, committees, publications, and projects. CSSP seeks its members’ spectrum of views and consensus on major issues affecting its constituent communities. National leaders from government, universities, industry, nongovernmental organizations, and the media also seek CSSP’s views.