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The American Association for the Advancement of Science will hold its 43rd annual Forum on Science & Technology Policy on June 21-22 in Washington, D.C. Members of the science and policy communities will gather under the banner of “U.S. Science, Innovation and Competitiveness: Current Status and Future Imperative.”
Leaders of the China Association for Science and Technology met May 16 with AAAS counterparts to explore ways to build on longstanding collaborations.
Haley Oliver conducts research on food contamination, and applied for the AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellowship in part because she wants to the public to be able to make better decisions to protect themselves from foodborne illness, and be able to differentiate between food safety and food quality – a confusion she says results in a significant waste problem.
The Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering 2018 in Rwanda featured African research and explored how to accelerate the continent’s innovation capacity.
Panelists and audience members exchanged perspectives from both research and experience about different audiences, messaging tactics, and cultural change The Communicating Science Seminar at the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting offered the audience of approximately 500 scientists, science communicators, evaluators, and students a chance to hear from and ask questions of speakers with diverse backgrounds and expertise in practicing, researching, and facilitating public engagement. The day included three panels, the first on expanding and diversifying the types of audiences that scientists and others engage with, the second on using narrative as a tool for conveying scientific information, and the third on increasing support for public engagement within scientific institutions and cultures.
This guide features sessions led by STPF fellows and/or related to science in policy and science communication. STPF looks forward to seeing you at the AAAS Annual Meeting!
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has signed a memorandum of understanding with the science commission of Chile’s Senate, agreeing to collaborate on work to enhance the science-policy interface, science communication and science diplomacy in the Americas.