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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

Engaging Neuroscientists in Dialogue with Religious Communities

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

#SciEngage Virtual Discussion (October): NAS Advancing SciComm Research & Practice

Science News
Office of Public Programs

Lauren Orefice Wins 2019 Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology

Science News
Office of Public Programs

India-Pakistan Nuclear War Would Have Dire Impact on Global Climate

AAAS News
Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Alexis Racelis Cultivates Community Engagement and Culturally Relevant Curriculum to Grow New Program

AAAS News
Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Leshner Fellow Co-Organizes First Field School for Community Participatory Modeling

AAAS News
Office of Public Programs

AAAS Programs Train New Generation of Science Journalists

Science News
Office of Public Programs

Habitat Corridors Increase Plant Diversity Over Decades