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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

Jin Montclare Experiments with Blogging and Op-Eds to Connect with the Public

Science News
Office of Public Programs

Tropical Forests Continue Carbon Storage under Moderate Warming

AAAS News
Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues

Video: The Risks of Internet Voting in the Puerto Rico Electoral Code of 2020

Science News
Office of Public Programs

NASA Rover’s Weird Gait Could Conquer Loose Space Soils

Science News
Office of Public Programs

Humid Heat Already Exceeding Human Tolerance in Some Regions

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