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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

Why Whales Are So Big, But Not Bigger

AAAS News
Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Christopher Scott Wants Science to Improve Water Security Around the World

AAAS News
Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Leshner Fellow Pei Xu Convened Stakeholders Across Borders to Discuss Drought Management

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Telling Stories about Climate Change Responses, with Katharine Hayhoe

Science News
Office of Public Programs

Impacts of Indoor Chemical Pollution Remain Mostly Invisible

Science News
Office of Public Programs

Seafloor Seismology Illuminated Using “Dark” Fiber-Optic Cables

Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion

Connecting Scientists and Religious Communities: AAAS DoSER Reception

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