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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

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

#SciEngage Virtual Discussion (December): AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion

AAAS News
Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

“Inclusive SciComm” Organizers Share Next Steps with Virtual Public Engagement Community

AAAS News
Office of Public Programs

2019 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award Winners Named

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Ambassador & Fellow Programs

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Public Engagement Awards

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

2020 Communicating Science Seminar

Science News
Office of Public Programs

Liver-Chip Streamlines Preclinical Drug Testing Across Species

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