Skip to main content

focus area

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

Imaging Agent Spots and Distinguishes Dangerous Bacterial Infections

AAAS News
Office of Communications

Competition or Collaboration: Tony Bartelme on News Deserts

Science News
Office of Communications

Keto Diet May Help Manage Alcohol Use Disorder Withdrawal

AAAS News
Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Michael Littman Views AAAS Public Engagement Fellowship as a Lighthouse Illuminating His Goals

AAAS News
Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Michael Littman Views AAAS Public Engagement Fellowship as a Lighthouse Illuminating His Goals

AAAS News
Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Nicholas Mattei Brings Service-Learning and Community Engagement into Tulane’s Computer Science Department

AAAS News
Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Nicholas Mattei Brings Service-Learning and Community Engagement into Tulane’s Computer Science Department

AAAS News
Office of Communications

AAAS Voices: Countering Science Misinformation

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

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