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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

Inspired to become a science storyteller

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AAAS Fellows Share Nobel Prize in Chemistry

AAAS News
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AAAS Fellow James Allison Wins Nobel Prize in Medicine

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Ricochet Mechanism Makes Manta Rays Effective Filter Feeders

AAAS Annual Meeting

AAAS 2019 Annual Meeting

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Native Tech Activist and AAAS Intern Highlighted in Google Video

Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion

Engaging Scientists - Scientific Society Events