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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

AAAS Communicating Science Workshops Code Of Conduct

AAAS News
Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Bill Wuest Cleans Up Confusion About Disinfectants Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

AAAS News
Office of Public Programs

Bonds Between AAAS and Hubble Span Three Decades

Science News
Office of Public Programs

Neighborhood Differences in Air Pollution Persist for Decades

AAAS News
Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Leia Stirling Brings Together Engineering, Ethics, and Engagement

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