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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.

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Tiny Tech Needed for Rapid Progress Towards Emissions Targets

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Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

SciComm Trainers Network to Provide Community for Trainers

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Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Scientists Are Reaching Out to Spur Action on COVID-19, Both Now and Into the Future

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Suddenly find yourself needing to take that meeting online?

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New Oral Vaccine Urgently Needed to Prevent Mutant Polio Outbreak

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Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Leshner Fellow Robert Riener, on How the Cybathlon Promotes Awareness of Disability