The New York Academy of Sciences is an independent, not-for-profit organization committed to advancing science, technology, and society worldwide since 1817. With 22,000 members in 140 countries, the Academy has one of the world's most elite networks of experts and partner organizations—27 Nobel Prize winners and scores of academic and industry executives on its President's Council and Board of Governors, as well as alliances with 40 universities and academic medical centers and scores more multinational companies and NGOs.
The Academy uses these networks to catalyze pathbreaking initiatives for scientific, social, and economic benefit. Its core mission is to advance scientific knowledge, positively impact the major global challenges of society with science-based solutions, and increase the number of scientifically informed individuals in society at large.
The Academy facilitates communications among scientists, physicians, students, educators, executives, policy makers, government officials, and journalists from around the globe through its interdisciplinary conferences, meetings, and diverse electronic and print publications. The Academy employs 70 professional and support staff and has an annual operating budget of $15+ million.