The Leonardo da Vinci Society for the Study of Thinking was founded in 2005 to promote excellence in thinking and
the teaching of thinking skills. The Society was conceived by Dominic Pistillo, founder and former President of the
University of Advancing Technology (UAT) in Tempe, Arizona.
The da Vinci Society is a not-for-profit foundation – a “thinking think tank,” if you will. The goal of the Society
is to help create a better tomorrow by fostering better thinking and the teaching of thinking skills globally. The
Society’s Board of Directors identifies the world’s greatest thinkers, whose contributions to society deserve
widespread public attention, and engages them in the creation of new knowledge in the study of thinking. To nurture
tomorrow’s leaders, the Society encourages scholars and young people in the study and development of thinking skills.
Since 2005, the daVinci Society has provided more than $344,000 in thinking scholarships to outstanding students.
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