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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

Mathematical Beauty - Gallery Exhibit

AAAS Annual Meeting

2020 AAAS Annual Meeting

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

The Future of Boundary Spanning for Science & Society

Science News
Office of Public Programs

Drug-Delivering Wire Streamlines Tuberculosis Treatment

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Trust Me, I’m a Scientist

Science News
Office of Public Programs

Yaron Fuchs Awarded Sartorius & Science Prize

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Virtual Science Engagement Group Discussions

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors