NAS is a private, non-profit society founded in 1863, tasked with providing independent advice on science and technology. It comprises distinguished scholars elected by their peers for outstanding research contributions. The NAS is dedicated to advancing science in America and has active members in the international scientific community. Over 500 NAS members, past and present, have received Nobel Prizes, while its journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is renowned for publishing original research.
Asian American Scholar Forum (AASF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to educate future generations, build leaders of tomorrow, and advocate for the rights of the many Asian American and immigrant scientists, researchers and scholars who have been subjected to unjust targeting and discrimination.