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About us

The American Council of Chartered Scientists Engineers and Technologists is one of the learned societies in the United States.

The Council members are world leaders in the sciences, Engineering, technology  and the public affairs. They are based across the United States and around the world. These elected members join with other experts to explore challenges facing society, identify solutions, and promote nonpartisan recommendations that advance the public good. 

The council is both a professional society that recognizes and celebrates the excellence of its members and an independent research center convening leaders from across disciplines, professions, and perspectives to address significant challenges.



To promote and honors excellence                                                                

To convenes leaders from every field of human endeavor to examine new ideas, address issues of importance to the nation and the world, and work together “to cultivate science, engineering and technology to advance the interest, honor, dignity, and happiness of a free, independent, and virtuous world.



The Council is guided by its commitment to the following values:
* Advancing science, Engineering and technology common good.
* Upholding sound ethical and moral ideals.
* Elevating the use of evidence and knowledge
* Fostering Freedom of inquiry and deliberative discourse
* Preserving academic freedom and independence
* Embracing diversity and inclusivity
* Celebrating excellence



Our Work


The Council members research and develops and promotes useful knowledge through projects and publications.

As an independent research center, the Council is committed to multidisciplinary, nonpartisan research that engages experts in various fields and professions to provide pragmatic solutions for complex challenges.  No matter the topic, the. Council emphasizes the need for interdisciplinary study that draws on expertise from many fields of research and professional practice.

Active outreach efforts ensure that Council findings and proposals reach policy-makers and leaders in government, higher education, business, and philanthropy through publications and events.

Furthermore, Council studies take a global perspective while retaining the deep interest in the strength of American policies and institutions that has guided the organization’s work for over two centuries


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