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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.

Art of Science and Technology Program

Nature's Witness - National Wildlife Federation - Exhibit

Art of Science and Technology Program

Nature's Witness - National Wildlife Federation - Opening Reception

AAAS News
Office of Public Programs

AAAS Kavli Lecture: Miles O'Brien on Covering Climate Change

Science News
Office of Public Programs

In Unvaccinated Children, Measles Cripples Immune Protection

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

#SciEngage Virtual Discussion (November): Inclusive SciComm

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Collaborating with Iowa farmers as research partners