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Scientific community/Science communication

John Cook, a climate communication researcher and finalist for the 2022 AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science, describes how a chance meeting with game developers led to their collaboration on a misinformation game.

Are you attending the 2022 AAAS Annual Meeting and interested in science communication and public engagement? You can peruse the online program, but if you prefer, here’s a guide for (most of) what’s happening! Workshops and Special Sessions are free with the “Basic Access” Pass. Scientific sessions require registration for the “Deluxe Access” Pass.

We recently completed an external evaluation of the first five years of the AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute. The evaluation focuses on sustained outcomes from the fellows' experience both for them as individuals and towards organizational change to support public engagement; the value of the program from the fellows' perspectives (as researchers, in public engagement, and as leaders); what aspects of the program are most important; and what changes fellows perceive in public responses to their engagement, post-fellowship. 

This evaluation of the first five years of the AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute focuses on sustained outcomes from the fellows' experience both for them as individuals and towards organizational change to support public engagement; the value of the program from the fellows' perspectives (as researchers, in public engagement, and as leaders); what aspects of the program are most important; and what changes fellows perceive in public responses to their engagement, post-fellowship. 

Stronger institutional support for public engagement is necessary and inclusive practices should be built into public engagement training and relationships, argue AAAS Center for Public Engagement staff Elana Kimbrell, Mary Catherine Longshore, and Gemima Philippe in a Perspective recently published in Frontiers in Communication.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals, is announcing the election of a standout group of individuals across scientific disciplines to the newest class of AAAS Fellows, among the most distinct honors within the scientific community.

The 2022 AAAS Communicating Science Seminar (the 10th annual!) will be held virtually on Thursday, February 17. Register for free through the AAAS Annual Meeting registration site (select "Basic Access Passport").