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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

SciEngage (November 2021)

Science News
Office of Communications

New Statistical Tools Can Make Sense of Biased Policing Data

AAAS News
Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Anita Nikolich Wants the Government to Learn How to Hack AI Algorithms – to Make Them Safer

AAAS News
Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Anita Nikolich Wants the Government to Learn How to Hack AI Algorithms – to Make Them Safer

AAAS News
Office of Communications

AAAS Fellow Paul Anastas Wins 2021 Volvo Environment Prize