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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.

AAAS News
Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Nicholas Mattei Brings Service-Learning and Community Engagement into Tulane’s Computer Science Department

AAAS News
Office of Public Programs

AAAS Voices: Countering Science Misinformation

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Engaging the Public with Social Media (AAAS-Hosted Virtual Workshop)

Science News
Office of Public Programs

Genetic Signatures Help Predict Risk of Type 1 Diabetes in Children

Science News
Office of Public Programs

Feather Color and Song Drive Speciation in Nearly Identical Songbirds

AAAS News
Office of Public Programs

Scientific Excellence and Diversity at Annual Meeting

Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion

DoSER at the 2021 AAAS Annual Meeting

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Mentoring Students interested in Media Engagement