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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

Prize Winner Uncovers Microbes’ Role in Tissue Repair

Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues

Recommendations to limit the risks of electronic blank ballot delivery

AAAS News
Office of Public Programs

Victoria Gill on the Fear and Fulfillment of a TED Talk

Science News
Office of Public Programs

Modern Day Sled Dogs Share A Common, Ancient Arctic Ancestor

AAAS News
Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Public Engagement Informs Chris Lynn’s Research on Tattooing

AAAS Annual Meeting

2021 AAAS ANNUAL MEETING

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