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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.

Science News
Office of Communications

Robotic Thumb Changes How the Brain Sees the Hand

AAAS News
Office of Communications

AAAS Makes Science Relatable

AAAS News
Office of Communications

AAAS Makes Science Relatable

AAAS News
Office of Communications

AAAS Makes Science Relatable

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Engaging Communities in Climate Conversations Workshop (AAAS-Hosted Virtual Workshop)

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Engaging Communities in Climate Conversations Workshop (AAAS-Hosted Virtual Workshop)

AAAS News
Office of Communications

Sharing Science Through Art: AAAS Gallery Showcases Visual Art

AAAS News
Office of Communications

AAAS Celebrates 25 Years Connecting Science and Religion