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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.

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Applications Open for Artificial Intelligence Cohort of AAAS Leshner Public Engagement Fellows

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Wendy Jepson Engages Stakeholders to Address Global Water Insecurity

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

How to communicate science without ‘dumbing it down’

AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassadors Program

Invention Ambassadors Inspire IBM Academy of Technology

Science News
Office of Public Programs

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