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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.

Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion

Resources - Engaging Scientists Project

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

How to #SciComm and #StayCalm

Office of Government Relations

How to Engage

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

How being a AAAS Leshner Fellow changed how I #SciEngage!

Art of Science and Technology Program

Duality: Art + Science

Science News
Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion

Science Communication Booklet Launch

AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights & Law Program

Neuroscience and Society Series: Autism

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