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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
Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

AAAS Center for Public Engagement with Science Publishes Paper in Frontiers in Communication

Science News
Office of Communications

Autoimmunity in Down Syndrome Arises From Rapid Immune Aging

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Countering Misinformation

Science News
Office of Communications

Science’s 2021 Breakthrough: AI-powered Protein Prediction

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