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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

STEM on and off the court

Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion

University of Maryland - Baltimore County (UMBC)

Science News
Office of Public Programs

Very Few Engaged with Fake News Sources in 2016 Election

Science News
Office of Public Programs

Soil Bacteria Extract Repels Mosquitoes As Well As Commercial Sprays

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

#SciEngage Virtual Discussion

Science News
Office of Public Programs

Termites Protect Tropical Rainforests During Drought

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

2019 AAAS Annual Meeting Communicating Science Seminar

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Finding Your Voice: Storytelling Lessons for Scientists

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

AAAS Public Engagement with Science Networking Reception