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Making the Next 100 Years our Best

So much has happened in the past 200 years of the Academy's history, we're eager to work with you to make the next 100 the best yet!

Published December 06, 2016

Making the Next 100 Years our Best

As we celebrate our 200th year, we are proud of our history and focused on the future. The Academy's mission to advance scientific research, education and policy has never been more important than it is today. To address great challenges we need your help.

To ensure that the next 100 years will be our best of all. Just three examples:

  • By launching the Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists and the addition of the Takeda Innovators in Science Award, we are identifying and increasing resources for the most accomplished and promising young scientists and engineers.
  • At the personal request of the Secretary General of the United Nations, your Academy is rallying together many of the world's leading companies and non-governmental organizations to catalyze proof-of-concept initiatives that will help accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by no less than 193 nations at the UN last September in an unprecedented effort to improve - perhaps save - our planet.

Yes, our history is rich with extraordinary individuals: Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe, scientific giants Darwin, Pasteur, Von Humboldt, Kelvin, Joule, Bell, Edison and over 100 Nobel laureates. But with YOUR support, and thanks to the power of technology, we can - for the first time in history - inspire and connect millions of children, young scientists and senior scientists, building the world's most powerful network for collective action!

If you agree that science literacy is critical for our future, please support our efforts to build global STEM literacy with a Year End gift.

Consider giving a gift of $200 for 200 years and receive a complimentary anniversary calendar to celebrate with the Academy all year.