The Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science (COPUS) is a growing grassroots network of universities, scientific societies, science centers and museums, government agencies, advocacy groups, media, schools, educators, businesses, and industry - basically, anyone who cares about science and is concerned about national scientific literacy.
Goals of COPUS:
COPUS and its participants lead the way in the celebration of the Year of Science 2009 (YoS09) - a national, year-long celebration of science to engage the public and improve public understanding about how science works, why it matters, and who scientists are. Read more about the Coalition's activities.
Why join COPUS?
By participating in COPUS, your organization contributes to a national effort and in return, your organization may:
What is expected of COPUS participants?
How can we participate in COPUS and the Year of Science 2009?
It is easy to participate, simply register your organization. Your organization's application will be reviewed by the COPUS Steering Committee and you will be contacted regarding next steps. If you have any questions, contact .
Participants in the COPUS network agree to the following characterization of science:
COPUS is sponsored by the American Institute of Biological Sciences, the Geological Society of America, the National Science Teachers Association, and the University of California Museum of Paleontology.
To see the full list of COPUS supporters, click here.
|The cognizant fiduciary body for the COPUS and Year of Science 2009 projects is the American Institute of Biological Sciences Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) scientific association founded in 1947 as a part of the National Academy of Sciences, and an independent, member-governed organization since the 1950s. Support for COPUS workshops by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. EAR-0606600, EAR-0628790, and EAR-0814048. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.|