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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 Virtual Discussion (June): Pairing Scientists and Artists to Create Infographics

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Inbreeding Causes Isle Royale Wolf Population Crash

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Tiny Fish Are the Secret to Coral Reef Survival

AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship

2019 Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows

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Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Kristy Hopfensperger is Getting People Talking About Public Engagement

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Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Kirsten Schwarz Focuses on Relationships to Sustain Community Engagement

Science News
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Coached by Brainwaves, Hearing Device Singles Out Speaker in a Crowd

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Study Tracks Where Countries Fall on Path to Measles Elimination