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May 24, 2016 09:30 ET

Scitent Selected to Develop Global Online Learning for AAAS, World's Largest General Scientific Society

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA --(Marketwired - May 24, 2016) - Scitent, Inc., a full-service eLearning company dedicated to the growth of an organization's eLearning business, has been selected by the world's largest general scientific society, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), to launch its Career Development Center, an online learning site for AAAS Science members and non-members around the world.

"The Career Development Center is a key part of AAAS' mission of advancing science, engineering and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people," noted Beth Bush, AAAS Chief Membership Officer. "Our online courses will improve the ability of scientists and engineers to advance professionally, and enhance their ability to make an impact on the world around them."

AAAS will utilize Scitent's full suite of services and in-house experts to create its eLearning business, including instructional design, course development, distribution and LMS technology, sales and marketing, eCommerce, call center and financial services and reporting.

AAAS' new Career Development Center offers online courses that address the skills AAAS members need at different stages of their science careers. Currently, there are two courses available to members, Avoiding Common Errors in Proposal Writing and Understanding the Federal R&D Budget. Additional courses are planned in 2016 that will augment STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. According to Alex Torres, Director of Professional Development and Career Services at AAAS, the learning addresses a range of challenges AAAS members experience.

"AAAS has always understood the importance that professional development plays in our members' careers, and we are committed to providing the most robust member benefits," said Torres. "We selected Scitent since they are true partners in helping us also extend our reach, helping us bring in even more members and scientists in training around the world through their unique distribution technology and expertise in building out new sales channels for our online learning courses."

"Scitent looks forward to helping AAAS realize its vision to grow membership through leadership and innovation in education for scientists and engineers in both the academic and private sectors, and even reaching out to the general, science-interested public," said Vicky Mossman, Scitent's VP of Partner Development. "Scitent's health and science background, combined with our proven ability to distribute content across the globe to existing and potential new members, makes Scitent uniquely positioned to help AAAS grow and manage its entire eLearning business."

About Scitent
Based in Charlottesville, Va., Scitent helps nonprofits, associations, healthcare organizations and for-profit organizations foster and grow their eLearning business with in-house expertise in sales and marketing, course distribution, instructional design/courseware development, distribution and LMS technology and services, eCommerce and customer support. Find out more at www.Scitent.com.

About AAAS
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science (www.sciencemag.org) as well as Science Translational Medicine (www.sciencetranslationalmedicine.org), Science Signaling (www.sciencesignaling.org), and a digital, open-access journal, Science Advances (www.scienceadvances.org). AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes nearly 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world. The non-profit AAAS (www.aaas.org) is open to all and fulfills its mission to "advance science and serve society" through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement, and more. For the latest research news, log onto EurekAlert!, www.eurekalert.org, the premier science-news Web site, a service of AAAS. See www.aaas.org.

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