2021 Annual Report: Centennial

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In 2021, we celebrated the centennial of Society for Science by taking a look back in time at all that we – and science – have accomplished. During the course of its first century, the Society published accurate, objective journalism in Science News magazine, advised government agencies, cultivated the nation’s top science talent and ignited a passion for science in generations of students.

100 Years of Impact

Explore our virtual timeline, which features historic photographs, founding documents, trailblazing news coverage and more.

Explore the Timeline

Century of Science from Science News

Delve into major advances across the sciences that have transformed our understanding of the world, the universe and our lives, including Earth’s history, human evolution, the genetic revolution and climate change.

Visit the Century of Science Site

Why We Give

Creating Positive Outcomes for Future Generations

“At the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, we believe in the inherent value of science and treasure the childlike sense of wonder that comes from finding out how the world works. We also recognize how basic scientific discovery and exploration lead to benefits for society. Through our partnership with Society for Science, we further our mission to create positive outcomes for future generations. In 2021, we partnered with the Society to recognize Regeneron ISEF finalist John Estrada with the Gordon E. Moore Award for Positive Outcomes for Future Generations. We also broke down barriers by improving the reach and inclusivity of the Society’s global affiliated fair network via the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Equitable Access Fund. And, as a Centennial partner, the foundation helped commemorate 100 years of enhancing society’s understanding of the joy of science with Science News.”

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Gordon and Betty Moore established the foundation to create positive outcomes for future generations. In pursuit of that vision, they foster path-breaking scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements and preservation of the special character of the San Francisco Bay Area.