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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

Communicating to Engage

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Presenteritis

Science News
Office of Public Programs

Rat Study Underscores Rift Valley Fever Risks in Human Pregnancy

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Why we need #ClimateFriday: Centering discussions on climate change impacts and solutions

Science News
Office of Public Programs

Jumping Spiders Nurse Offspring Nearly to Adulthood

AAAS News
Office of Public Programs

AAAS Kavli Lecture: Hillary Rosner on Covering Conservation

AAAS Fellows

2018 Fellows

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

At the nexus of people and basic science – an argument for community engagement

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