Professional Societies


"The American Association for the Advancement of Science, (AAAS), is the world's largest general scientific society. The four main programs Science and Policy, International Programs, Education and Human Resources, and Project 2061 fulfill its mission to advance science and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people." The AAAS is also the publisher of well-known scientific magazine Science.


The Association for the Science Teacher Education (ASTE) is an organization dedicated to promoting leadership in, and support for those involved in, the professional development of teachers of science.

American Chemical Society

"The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a self-governed individual membership organization that consists of members at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry. The organization provides a broad range of opportunities for peer interaction and career development, regardless of professional or scientific interests."


The National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) has an annual international conference on science teaching and also publishes the Journal of Research in Science Teaching (JRST) which "seeks to publish the highest quality articles on issues of science teaching and learning, as well as in the broader context of science education policy."

Sigma Xi

"Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, is a non-profit membership society composed of scientists and engineers who were elected to the Society because of their research achievements or potential. Sigma Xi has more than 500 chapters at universities and colleges, government laboratories and industry research centers. In addition to publishing American Scientist, Sigma Xi awards grants annually to promising young researchers, holds forums on critical issues at the intersection of science and society and sponsors a variety of programs supporting honor in science and engineering, science education, science policy and the public understanding of science."


Journal of Chemical Education

"The Journal of Chemical Education is published by the Division of Chemical Education of the American Chemical Society. It is a monthly, subscription-only journal published in print with full-text and supplemental materials for some articles published online available only to subscribers. It also issues an annual CD compilation of the full text, abstracts, and supplemental materials (when available) of all articles published in the past year and several previous volumes (as many as will fit), as well as publishes several books.

Journal of Research in Science Teaching

"The Journal of Research in Science Teaching (JRST) is the official journal of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). JRST seeks to publish the highest quality articles on issues of science teaching and learning, as well as in the broader context of science education policy. The manuscripts published in JRST are judged to be acceptable by the Editorial Team with the assistance of the Editorial Board."

Journal of Science Teacher Education

"Journal of Science Teacher Education serves as a forum for disseminating research and theoretical position statements concerning the preparation and in-service education of science teachers. The journal features pragmatic articles which suggest immediate ways to improve conditions in classroom methods, in-service workshops, and teacher recruitment and retention. In addition, there are data-driven research articles that show evidence of the effectiveness of teaching strategies and interventions, as well as articles describing model science teacher education programs."


Science is the weekly magazine published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science known for bringing us the top new discoveries in science and science policy.

Science and Engineering Ethics

Science and Engineering Ethics, published by Springer, is "a multi-disciplinary quarterly journal, launched in 1995, exploring ethical issues confronting scientists and engineers."

Scientific American

"Scientific American, the oldest continuously published magazine in America, has been bringing its readers unique insights about developments in science and technology for more than 150 years. More than 120 Nobel laureates have written for Scientific American, most of whom wrote about their prize-winning works years before being recognized by the Nobel Committee. Scientific American also attracts other prestigious authors, including World Leaders, U.S. Governmental Officials, Economists and Industrialists."

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Alliance for the Advancement of Florida's Academic Women in Chemistry and Engineering (AAFAWCE):

"The mission of the Alliance for the Advancement of Florida’s Academic Women in Chemistry and Engineering (AAFAWCE) ADVANCE-PAID program is to increase the representation and promote the advancement of academic women in chemistry and engineering, thereby developing a more diverse science and engineering workforce. AAFAWCE is a collaboration of five public universities in the state: University of South Florida, Florida State University, the University of Florida, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and Florida International University."

NSF Graduate Teaching Fellows GK-12

"This program supports fellowships and associated training that will enable graduate students and advanced undergraduates in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, and technology to serve as resources in K-12 schools. GK-12 is managed by the Directorate for Education and Human Resources and supports the training of students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines covered by NSF's Directorates for Biological Sciences (BIO), Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Engineering (ENG), Geosciences (GEO), Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), and Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE); and the Office of Polar Programs (OPP)."

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Brown University
Curtin University
Florida State University
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State University
Louisiana State University
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
University of Wisconsin at Madison

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Tallahassee Groups

Capital Women's Network

"Capital Women's Network was established in Tallahassee, Florida in 1978. It was started as part of a conscious and concentrated effort to help women advance in business, the professions, and government during an era when women were just beginning to diverge from their traditional roles in the American workforce and move into management, law, accounting, medicine, and even politics."

Tallahassee Scientific Society

"The Tallahassee Scientific Society is a group of layperson, scientists, engineers, and educators dedicated to increasing scientific literacy in the Big Bend Area."

Zonta Club of Tallahassee

"Zonta International is a worldwide service organization of executives in business and the professions working together to advance the status of women. The mission of Zonta Club of Tallahassee is to recruit and retain active members who provide the time and resources for service to advance the status of women and girls."

Tallahassee Symphony Society:

"Since 1993, the Tallahassee Symphony Society (TSS) is a volunteer-run organization that supports the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra (TSO) through organizing many exciting fundraising events; promoting the Tallahassee Symphony Youth Orchestra; working in the Symphony Office; providing services at each concert; contributing time working on important committees and events."

Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra:

"Founded in 1979, the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is a professional symphony orchestra that presents four classical concerts, an American Celebration and Holiday Magic concert, and one Young People’s Concert per season for the Tallahassee community and surrounding areas. The TSO is composed of numerous orchestra members from a variety of backgrounds, including professional musicians from the community, faculty from the College of Music at Florida State University (FSU), and graduate students from the University."

Artist Series:

"Since 1995, the Artist Series has presented the residents of North Florida and South Georgia with access to concerts by the highest caliber of internationally renowned classical musicians. The wide variety of performers has included soloists, duos, vocal and instrumental chamber ensembles (everything from traditional piano trios, string quartets, and woodwind and brass quintets to a guitar trio and a cappella vocal groups), and larger ensembles including chamber orchestras."

Reach to Recovery, American Cancer Society:

"The American Cancer Society's program, Reach to Recovery has been helping people (men and women) cope with their breast cancer experience for more than 40 years. This experience begins when someone is faced with the possibility of a breast cancer diagnosis and continues throughout the entire period that breast cancer remains a personal concern. Trained volunteers, who themselvers are breast cancer survivors, offer patients and family members a measure of comfort and an opportunity for emotional grounding and informed decision-making."

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Other Individuals

Ken Tobin

Kate Scantlebury:

Peter C. Taylor: