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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

Protein Sequences Yield Clues About How Coronavirus Hijacks Cells

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Our journey to offering virtual workshops: one AAAS facilitator’s perspective

Science News
Office of Public Programs

Mice Transfer Fear, Pain and Pain Relief to Their Companions

Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion

DoSER at the 2021 AAAS Annual Meeting

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