"the world's premiere support organization for amateur scientists.
SAS is a unique collaboration between world-class professionals and citizen
scientists, dedicated to the proposition that making discoveries is the birthright
of all people. SAS members include people with no technical training whatsoever
and people with Ph.D.s in one field who want to explore fields outside their
training. The aim of SAS is to get everyone involved in science, from tinkering
in their own garage to working on stimulating projects on the front lines of
science, regardless of age, ethnicity or background."
Moreover, they are developing "a revolutionary new informal science education program that will
link scientists and engineers of all stripes to America’s teens." Very cool initiative.