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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

AAAS Selects 28 Mass Media Fellows, Bringing Scientists into Newsrooms Around the Country

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

#SciEngage Virtual Discussion (May): Inclusive Practice and Public Science Events

AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship

2020 Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

How San Diego’s High-Tech Fair brought me back to the basics

AAAS News
Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues

Scientific Experts Call on Elected Officials to Avoid Any Internet Voting

Science News
Office of Public Programs

Biosecurity Policies Benefit from Experimentation