Membership in AASCIT is open to individuals who by education or experience give evidence of competence in an AASCIT designated field. The designated fields are: Engineering, Computer Sciences and Information Technology, Physical Sciences, Biological and Medical Sciences, Mathematics, Technical Communications, and Education, etc.
AASCIT maintains five grades of individual membership: Student Member, Member, Senior Member, Distinguished Member and Fellow. You may select any category for which you are eligible. All members receive complimentary access to AASCIT publications of our Journals. All members of AASCIT may also purchase hard copies of AASCIT Journals at a discounted rate for one membership year.
Members qualify for a student grade if they are an undergraduate, master's or graduate student and if their course load is at least 3/4 of full time in an science and technology or related field. (For example, if the full-time student course load is 4 per semester, then the student must be enrolled in 3 or more courses in order to qualify for the student membership rate.)
Student Members can enjoy a discount of 30% for the publication in AASCIT journals, publish manuscripts in AASCIT Communications for free and participate in all Members Only promotions.
Member (Regular Member)
Member grade is limited to those who have satisfied AASCIT-specified educational requirements and/or who have demonstrated professional competence in AASCIT designated fields of interest. For admission or transfer to the grade of member, a candidate may be either:
1. an individual who has received a three- to five-year university-level or higher degree from an accredited institution or program and in an AASCIT-designated field;
2. an individual who has received a three- to five-year university-level or higher degree from an accredited institution or program and who has at least three years of professional work experience engaged in teaching, creating, developing, practicing, or managing in AASCIT-designated fields;
Members can enjoy a discount of 30% for the publication in AASCIT journals, publish manuscripts in AASCIT Communications for free and participate in all Members Only promotions.
Individuals qualify for the Senior Member grade if they have maintained their regular membership for one membership year prior to applying for the Senior Member grade. For admission or transfer to the grade of Senior Member, a candidate shall also (1) be granted a professional title of associate professor or above in AASCIT-designated fields; or have gained a doctoral-level degree in AASCIT designated fields from an accredited institution and (2) the candidate shall have been in professional practice for at least five years and shall have shown significant performance over a period of at least two of those years in AASCIT-designated fields; such performance including one or more of the following:
1. substantial responsibility or achievement in one or more AASCIT-designated fields;
2. publication of papers, books, or inventions in one or more AASCIT-designated fields;
3. recognized contributions to the welfare of the professions encompassed by one or more of the AASCIT-designated fields;
4. development or furtherance of important courses in one or more of the AASCIT-designated fields at an accredited institution;
5.contributions equivalent to those of the above areas related to AASCIT-designated fields, provided these contributions serve to advance progress substantially in AASCIT-designated fields.
All Senior Members can enjoy a discount of 40% for the publication in AASCIT journals, publish manuscripts in AASCIT Communications for free and participate in all Members Only promotions. Senior Members are invited to join the committees of the Association or the AASCIT editorial board as board members or reviewers of the AASCIT Journals.
"A Distinguished Member is a person who has attained acknowledged eminence in some branch of AASCIT's assigned fields of interest."
Distinguished Members are elected from Senior Members. The total number of Distinguished Members elected in any year should not exceed three. Members of the Board of Direction are ineligible for election to distinguished membership during their terms of active membership on the Board of Direction. Nominations for Distinguished Membership to be presented in any year must be submitted to the Board of Direction no later than November 1 of the previous year. Each nomination should be accompanied by a complete biography of the nominee and a one-page summary thereof, a citation, a 200-word rationale statement, a complete nomination form, and a minimum of six (maximum ten) letters of endorsement.
The Membership Directory of the Association contains a list of active Distinguished Members. A person elected to Distinguished Membership will be notified promptly thereof by the Secretary. The election will be canceled if an acceptance is not received within sixty days after the mailing of such notice.
Distinguished Members are entitled to all the rights and privileges of the Association. All Distinguished members can enjoy a discount of 50% for the publication in AASCIT journals, publish manuscripts in AASCIT Communications for free and participate in all Members Only promotions.
The grade of Fellow recognizes unusual distinction in the profession and is conferred only by invitation of the Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of AASCIT's designated fields of interest.
The year of election to the grade of Fellow is the year following affirmative action by the Board of Directors in conferring the grade of Fellow. The candidate shall hold Distinguished Member grade at the time the nomination is submitted. Normally, the candidate shall have been a member in any grade for a period of five years or more preceding 1 January of the year of election.
All fellow members can publish papers for free in a year in AASCIT journal as well as AASCIT Communications and participate in all Members Only promotions.