Academy members are world leaders in the arts and sciences, business, philanthropy, and 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.

Member News

Jane Goodall receives the 2021 Templeton Prize.

Alfred V. Aho and Jeffrey D. Ullman receive the ACM A.M.Turing Award.

Avi Wigderson receives 2021 Abel Prize for mathematics.

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The Academy has elected more than 13,500 members since its founding in 1780.
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Members seeking to connect with one another and with the Academy's projects and publications have an array of ways to engage.
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A national network of Local Program Committees and Local Representatives provides opportunities for members to connect with the Academy and with each other, within the communities where they live. Find out if there's a member group near you.