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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

AAAS News
Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Abake Adenle Works to Expand Discourse on Role Artificial Intelligence Can Play in Africa

AAAS News
Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Abake Adenle Works to Expand Discourse on Role Artificial Intelligence Can Play in Africa

Science News
Office of Communications

Common Blood Pressure Drugs Leave Immune Cells Weak Against Bacteria

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

AAAS How We Respond Facebook Live Chat: Renewable Energy and Sustainability in St. Louis

Science News
Office of Communications

Human Eyes Absorb Visual Information Even During Rapid Eye Movements

AAAS News
Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

STPF Alum Amber Hewitt is DC’s First-ever Equity Chief

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