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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

Kate Brauman Pursues Ways to Stay in Touch with Communities

AAAS News
Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Sarah Feakins Takes a Lead on Social Media Engagement for Her Department

Art of Science and Technology Program

The Art & Science of Healing — Gallery Exhibit

Art of Science and Technology Program

The Art and Science of Healing: Colloquium & Art Opening

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

A future to create

Science News
Office of Public Programs

Cod Populations Might be Losing a Migration ‘Supergene’