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APPENDIX TWO:

Directory

Associations & Organizations

Acoustical Society of America

Suite 1N01
2 Huntington Quadrangle
Melville, NY 11747–4502
516–576–2360
http://asa.aip.org

Professional organization and constituent society of the American Institute of Physics, working “…to increase and diffuse the knowledge of acoustics and its practical applications.”

Alliance for Marine Remote Sensing Association

NSCC, 5685 Leeds Street
P.O. Box 1153
Halifax, Nova Scotia,Canada B3J 2X1
902–491–2160
http://www.amrs.org

“…Association of marine remote sensing professionals…[that] creates partnerships, conducts cooperative and applied research and market projects, promotes education and training, and above all, creates, collects, synthesizes and distributes relevant and timely information.”

Alliance for Public Technology

919 18th Street N.W., Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006
202–263–2970
http://www.apt.org

“…Coalition of public interest groups and individuals whose goal is to foster broad access to affordable, usable information and communication services and technology.”

American Agricultural Editors’ Association

P.O. Box 156
New Prague, MN 56071
952–758–5811
http://www.ageditors.com

Organization that works “…to provide opportunities for professional improvement and networking to agricultural editors, writers and photojournalists.”

American Association for Artificial Intelligence

445 Burgess Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025–3442
650–328–3123
http://www.aaai.org

Group “…devoted to advancing the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines.”

American Association for Clinical Chemistry

2101 L Street N.W., Suite 202
Washington, DC 20037
202–857–0717
800–892–1400
http://www.aacc.org

“…An international scientific/medical society of clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists and other individuals involved with clinical chemistry and other clinical laboratory science-related disciplines.”

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science

9190 Crestwyn Hills Drive
Memphis, TN 38125
901–754–8620
http://www.aalas.org

Association “dedicated to the humane care and treatment of laboratory animals.”

American Association for the Advancement of Science

1200 New York Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
202–326–6400
http://www.aaas.org

Association dedicated to “[t]he advancement of science for the benefit of all people,”

American Association for Wind Engineering

(formerly Wind Engineering Research Council)
Department of Civil Engineering
State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260–4300
716–645–2114 ext. 2410
http://www.aawe.org

Association that “plans to take an active position in formulating plans to help to mitigate the $36 billion of direct wind losses (1995 dollars) in the U.S. each year, to reduce loss of life and to improve public safety and reduce disruption due to wind events.”

American Association of Amateur Astronomers

P.O. Box 7981
Dallas, TX 75209–0981
http://www.corvus.com

Group working “…to foster interest in amateur astronomy by…promoting the services of the Astronomical League to those individuals who do not have access to a local astronomy club…”

American Association of Anatomists

9650 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814–3998
301–571–8314
http://www.anatomy.org/anatomy

Organization dedicated to the advancement of anatomical science and to support of anatomy professionals.

American Association of Physicists in Medicine

One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740
301–209–3350
http://www.aapm.org

Association working “…to promote the application of physics to medicine and biology, encourage interest and training in medical physics and related fields.”

American Association of Physics Teachers

One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740–3845
301–209–3300
http://www.aapt.org

Group dedicated to the support and professional development of physics teachers.

American Astronomical Society

2000 Florida Avenue N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC 20009–1231
202–328–2010
http://www.aas.org

Professional organization and constituent society of the American Institute of Physics, dedicated to “…the advancement of astronomy and closely related branches of science.”

American Biological Safety Association

1202 Allanson Road
Mundelein, IL 60060
847–949–1517
http://www.absa.org

Association that works “…to promote biosafety as a scientific discipline and serve the growing needs of biosafety professionals throughout the world.”

American Cancer Society

1599 Clifton Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30329
800-ACS-2345
http://www.cancer.org

Organization dedicated to reducing the incidence and effects of cancer through support of professional communities and dissemination of information on the causes and nature of the disease.

American Center for Physics

One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740–3843
301–209–3000
http://www.acp.org

Center that houses the American Institute of Physics, American Physical Society, American Association of Physics Teachers, and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. Also houses the Niels Bohr Library, one of the largest collections on the history of physics in the United States.

American Chemical Society

1155 16th Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
202–872–4600
http://www.acs.org

Professional organization of chemists in industry and academe dedicated to promoting the public’s perceptions and understanding of chemistry, supporting the professional

Note: Only highlights in the international arena have been listed for associations, organizations, research institutes, laboratories, observatories, and government agencies.

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