The AAAS Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology works with science events and institutions to boost public awareness and understanding of the nature of science and the work of scientists. These activities increase public input into scientific research and policy agendas by facilitating a dialogue among policymakers, the general public and the scientific community.
We use a “glocal” strategy to encourage public engagement. Working with local scientists, opinion leaders, policymakers, school board members, clergy, and news media enables local public engagement regarding global science-related issues. Ongoing activities include: