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Public Engagement

Public engagement with science describes intentional, meaningful interactions that provide opportunities for mutual learning between scientists and the public. Mutual learning refers not just to the acquisition of knowledge, but also to increased familiarity with a breadth of perspectives, frames, and worldviews.

Goals for public engagement with science include civic engagement skills and empowerment, increased awareness of the cultural relevance of science, and recognition of the importance of multiple perspectives and domains of knowledge to scientific endeavors.

In order to “advance science and serve society,” AAAS engages the public and empowers scientists to engage the public on issues related to research, education, policy, and more.

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

AAAS Communication Toolkit

Science News
Office of Public Programs

Spy Satellites Reveal Himalayan Ice Loss Has Doubled Since 2000

Science News
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Ancient Pots from Chinese Tombs Reveal Early Use of Cannabis

AAAS News
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Beauty in Numbers: Stephen Ornes on ‘Math Art’

AAAS News
Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Making Engagement Easier for Others: Matching Scientists with Artists and Students

Science News
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Human Endurance Has a Metabolic Limit

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

#SciEngage Virtual Discussion (June): Pairing Scientists and Artists to Create Infographics

Science News
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Inbreeding Causes Isle Royale Wolf Population Crash

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