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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 Scientific Evidence in Public Issues

Election Auditing

Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues

Voting Machine Technology

AAAS News
Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues

Few New Jersey Counties Plan to Replace Electronic Voting Machines by 2020

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

#SciEngage Virtual Discussion (August): NPR SciCommers

Science News
Office of Public Programs

Shuo Chen Awarded Science & PINS Prize for Neuromodulation

AAAS News
Office of Public Programs

Scientists Use Public Engagement to Share Human Augmentation

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

One message, many mediums: Getting creative to reach a broad audience

Science News
Office of Public Programs

Tidewater Glaciers Melting Faster Than Expected