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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.

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Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

John Zimmerman Seeks to Make AI More Useful and Build Public Engagement into His Proposals

AAAS News
Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

John Zimmerman Seeks to Make AI More Useful and Build Public Engagement into His Proposals

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Engaging the Public with Social Media (AAAS-Hosted Virtual Workshop)

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Engaging the Public with Social Media (AAAS-Hosted Virtual Workshop)

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Collene Lawhorn Tackles Misinformation on HIV