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Founded: 1876

CEO: Madeleine Jacobs

Employees (local): 2,068 (531)

The largest scientific society ramped up its outreach efforts in 2010, developing an iPhone app that delivers fast-breaking research reports, posting popular videos on the chemistry of hangovers and the Thanksgiving holiday, and hosting webinars on topics as diverse as online monitoring of water and waste water and crowd-sourcing and innovation in science. After funding two Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureates in 2010, ACS is now gearing up for the International Year of Chemistry in 2011.

American Institutes for Research

1000 Thomas Jefferson St. NW

Washington, D.C. 20007


Founded: 1946

CEO: David Myers

Employees (local): 1,650 (765)

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