Join the premier amateur
is dedicated to helping everyday people find the limits of their own genius
by developing their scientific skills and removing the roadblocks that
prevent people without Ph.D. degrees from doing research. Our members
include people with no technical training whatsoever, all the way to people
with Ph.D.s in one field who want to explore areas outside their training.
Our aim is to get everyone involved in stimulating projects on the front
lines of science regardless of age, ethnicity or background.
We are the premiere
support organization for amateur scientists. We define "amateur" to mean
anyone who wants to do science simply for the love of it.
do we do?
support amateurs working in nearly every field of scientific endeavor.
Whether you are new to science, trying to create a winning science fair
project, or want to do world-class research, we can help.
Benefits of Membership:
- Receive Our Members-only
Quarterly Newsletter-- The Amateur Scientists' Bulletin
- Get Discounts on
the Necessary Materials of Science: We've negotiated a great deal for
SAS members only. Take 15 % off almost everything in the Fisher Scientific
catalog, and receive free shipping! Get even larger discounts on chemical
supplies: We can offer you these supplies, and more, and at a 20 % discount!
- Discount on Subscriptions
to Scientific American Magazine: Scientific American is
the oldest magazine in the United States, and from 1928 to 2001 it was
home to "The Amateur Scientist".
- Go Behind-the-Scenes
at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum: Through a special
arrangement we've made with its curators, SAS members and their families
can take free and very intimate behind-the-scenes tours of the greatest
natural history museum in the world! See what only the scholars get
to see. This unique opportunity is reserved exclusively for SAS members
- Join in our International
Science Projects: Gain hands-on experience and develop your own
research skills in these professionally designed front-line research
programs. Programs now include seismology, archaeology, astronomy and
- Get Mentor Assistance:
For some projects we can arrange personal, one-on-one, expert advice
from experienced scientists on conducting research and getting papers
through the referee process. Expert Review: Have research papers reviewed
by our experts before submitting them for publication.
- Fellowship with
Like-minded People: Meet other people in your area or on-line with the
- Free Membership
Card: As an SAS member, you'll receive a handsome membership card with
your name, membership level and expiration date. On the back you'll
find details about how to take full advantage of your membership benefits.
Contact us at:
The Society for Amateur
5600 Post Road, #114-341
East Greenwich, RI 02818
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