Members of the Academy are available for consultation or advisory services on matters of science and technology to the Governor, and to Local, State and Federal agencies.
The Academy also maintains a Speakers Bureau – a select group of experts who are available on request to provide science-related presentations to groups and organizations around the State.
The IAS Distinguished Scientist and Science Communicator Awards are presented annually to honor outstanding science-related accomplishments. These may include scientific research, teaching, writing, or other work in the fields of science and/or engineering conducted in or pertaining to Idaho.
The Academy annually provides direct financial assistance, in the form of scholarships, to one or more Idaho students at each of Idaho’s participating institutions of higher education. The purpose is two-fold:
- To encourage Idaho’s better students to study in Idaho, and
- To encourage such students to major in the sciences.
Any Idaho resident who is attending (or planning to attend) one of the Academy’s participating institutions may be eligible for an IAS scholarship.
The Idaho Academy of Science is listed by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt nonprofit scientific and educational organization under section 501(c)(3), meaning that contributions to Academy programs are tax deductible.