Arts, Culture, and Humanities

New York Academy of Sciences

  • New York, NY
  • www.nyas.org

Mission Statement

The New York Academy of Sciences has a three-pronged mission: to advance scientific research; to help resolve the major global challenges facing society with science-based solutions; and to increase the number of scientifically informed individuals.

Main Programs

  1. Frontiers of Science
  2. Science Alliance
  3. Science & the City
  4. Scientists Without Borders
  5. Policy Transformation & Evaluation
Service Areas

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International

New York, NY

ruling year

1936

Principal Officer since 2002

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Ellis Rubinstein

Keywords

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science, STEM, education, innovation, technology, research, community building, interdisciplinary, student mentoring, public outreach, global outreach

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Also Known As

NYAS

EIN

13-1773640

Physical Address

7 World Trade Center 250 Greenwich St., 40th Floor

New York, NY 10007

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Professional Societies, Associations (A03)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

Professional Societies, Associations (U03)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Overview

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The New York Academy of Sciences has dedicated itself to identifying the next frontiers in science and catalyzing key breakthroughs. As the third oldest scientific organization in the United States, the Academy serves as a neutral ground where all disciplines, individuals, and institutions can come together at the cutting-edge of science. For nearly 200 years, many of the world's leading minds - from academia, industry, and government - have come to rely on the Academy as the crucial forum for a global community dedicated to scientific innovation in the service of humanity.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Frontiers of Science

This program offers interdisciplinary discussion groups and conferences led by prominent researchers working in some of the most exciting areas of science. Discussion groups meet on a regular basis and cover topics ranging from the newest developments in cancer vaccines to the advancement of technology for urban sustainability. Discussion Group meetings occur in informal settings in which young scientists interact with junior and senior faculty to facilitate communication and potential collaborations. In addition, the Academy hosts 12-14 interdisciplinary Conferences each year on basic or applied research fields, and on the broader roles of science, technology, and culture in society. This year’s conference schedule includes topics ranging from biomarkers in neuroscience to the current state of public health. For more information please visit: http://www.nyas.org/programs/frontiers.asp(http://www.nyas.org/programs/frontiers.asp)

Category

Science & Technology

Population(s) Served

Adults

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

$2,800,000.00

Program 2

Science Alliance

The Science Alliance provides one of the world’s leading programs in career mentoring and professional skill development for young scientists. The Alliance is a consortium of over 30 universities, teaching hospitals, and independent research facilities committed to help new generations of scientists meet the challenges of the contemporary technological and scientific landscape. Providing exceptional training and networking opportunities, the growing Alliance currently serves over 4,500 young investigators. For more information please visit: http://www.nyas.org/sa/(http://www.nyas.org/sa/)

Category

Science & Technology

Population(s) Served

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

$250,000.00

Program 3

Science & the City

Science & the City (S&C) is the public gateway to the Academy. Special live S&C events draw large audiences to hear world-renowned scientists and to gain a better understanding of science through events at the nexus of science and culture. S&C’s website, event calendar, weekly podcasts, and e-newsletter also keep the public informed about scientific and science-related events taking place in the New York City area. For more information please visit: http://www.nyas.org/snc/about.asp(http://www.nyas.org/snc/about.asp)

Category

Science & Technology

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$300,000.00

Program 4

Scientists Without Borders

Scientists Without BordersSM aims to mobilize and coordinate science-based activities that improve quality of life in the developing world. The initiative has created a free Web site that is building bridges among scientists and organizations from disparate specialties and locations. The site helps match needs with resources and enables its members to join forces to deliver an impact that they could not achieve independently. The project is guided by the UN Millennium Development Goals and is being conducted in partnership with a broad network of world-class institutions. For more information please visit: http://scientistswithoutborders.nyas.org/(http://scientistswithoutborders.nyas.org/)

Category

Science & Technology

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$400,000.00

Program 5

Policy Transformation & Evaluation

As innovation continues to drive economic development, science and technology will be at the heart of the solution. The New York Academy of Sciences possesses core strengths in these areas, and is a unique neutral nexus between the international academic, industry, government, and NGO communities. The Academy has developed an advisory program in response to demands from state and municipal governments for assistance in guiding their policies and investments in science, tech innovation, and economic development. Leaders in the United States, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Qatar, Russia, and Mexico are currently partnering with the Academy to leverage its prestige, international reach, and independence to catalyze progress.

Category

Science & Technology

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$1,000,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

New York, NY

Funding Needs

The New York Academy of Sciences relies on the support of its friends to sustain quality programming and services. With contributions from government, industry, foundations, and individuals, the Academy has created a series of unprecedented initiatives to advance science and technology, build and foster interdisciplinary communities, educate the public through dissemination of content and live events, and work to resolve global challenges with science-based solutions. In order to continue providing a neutral meeting place for scientists to collaborate over critical and timely topics, we need your support. Now more than ever before, as we struggle with challenges in health, energy, and economics, it is clear that scientific thought and progress hold the key to global prosperity. The Academy has played an important role in the scientific community in New York and beyond. We hope you will help us continue our track record of fostering innovation and discovery through your generous support.

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New York Academy of Sciences
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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New York Academy of Sciences

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ellis Rubinstein

BIO

Mr. Rubinstein came to the Academy after more than 13 years with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), where he served as Editor of Science magazine from 1993-2002, having previously been News Editor. Prior to Science, Mr. Rubinstein was Editor of The Scientist and a Senior Editor at Newsweek. During his 3 decades as a journalist and editor, he was thrice honored by National Magazine Awards-the Pulitzer Prizes of the periodical industry. He also conducted the first one-on-one interview with Chinese President Jiang Zemin granted to a Western magazine editor and garnered President Bill Clinton's first interview with a science magazine. In addition, he wrote the most complete investigative report of the nuclear power accident at Three Mile Island—the source of the first National Magazine Award—and he wrote a much cited investigative report on the true derivation of the cell line in which the AIDS virus was first grown in Robert Gallo's laboratory.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Our goal is to enhance the competitiveness of every region that partners with us in applying the same approach we have successfully implemented in our own city: to help break down silos of scientific and technological innovation by fostering inter-institutional collaborations that will enable these dynamic entities to advance one another to spur their region's global competitiveness. At the heart of this will be great science and engineering and great scientists and engineers - all that the New York Academy of Sciences stands for, and that which we are asking you to support. - Ellis Rubinstein, President & CEO"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Nancy Zimpher

The State University of New York (SUNY)

Term: Sept 2011 - Sept 2013

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