Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan for the needs of people with autism and their families.
Research & Development
California Institute of Technology
Caltech is recognized for its highly select student body of 900 undergraduates and 1,200 graduate students, and for its outstanding faculty. Since 1923, Caltech faculty and alumni have garnered 32 Nobel Prizes and five Crafoord Prizes. In addition to its prestigious on-campus research programs, Caltech operates the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the W. M. Keck Observatory in Mauna Kea, the Palomar Observatory, and the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). Caltech is a private university in Pasadena, California. For more information, visit http://www.caltech.edu.
City of Hope
Huntington Medical Research Inst. (HMRI)
Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) is an independent, nonprofit, public-benefit organization dedicated to improving health and prolonging life by enhancing knowledge of life processes and disease, and by developing technology to diagnose and treat diseases. It is widely known for development of methods and applications of medical magnetic resonance, including imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy, for pioneering studies on biomedical applications of laser energy, development of the hydrocephalus shunt to treat "water-on-the-brain," for basic and applied cancer research, for development of electronic neural rehabilitation technology, and for studies in vascular biology. New Other programs include molecular oncology, molecular neurology and brain mapping (magnetoencephalography, or MEG), and liver studies.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Kaiser Permanente-Walnut Center
Kinemetrics is the only company that not only designs and manufactures seismic instrumentation, but also supports and runs several substantial size seismic networks in several countries. Among the largest are the Italian Civil Defense Network (Dipartimento Protezione Civile, DPC) of ~500 stations with 99.2% uptime, as well as the NSF funded USArray TA, part of the EarthScope project (www.earthscope.org/). In the case of the USArray, Kinemetrics provides support around the clock for ~500 seismic stations generating more than 2,800 data streams and the USArray Network Facility (http://anf.ucsd.edu/) acquiring almost 23,000 SOH channels and achieving a stunning 99.5% data availability based on more than 5 years of operation! Moreover, another 100 stations of the Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO; http://pbo.unavco.org/) project implemented the ASPEN solution as well.
Planetary Society, The
Our Mission: To inspire the people of Earth to explore other worlds, understand our own and seek life elsewhere.