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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
Office of Public Programs

AAAS Announces Leading Scientists Elected as 2020 Fellows

Science News
Office of Public Programs

New Techniques Track Development of Millions of Cells in Animals

Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion

Imagining Different Worlds: Science, Ethics, and Faith in Science Fiction

Science News
Office of Public Programs

Expensive Drugs for Rare Muscle Disease Bring Only Minor Benefits

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

#SciEngage Virtual Discussion (November): Being Kind to Your Mental Health

AAAS News
Office of Public Programs

2020 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award Winners Named

Science News
Office of Public Programs

Female Big Game Hunters May Have Been Common in the Early Americas

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