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Public Engagement with Science Awards

The AAAS Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology recognizes excellence in public engagement with two awards:

  • AAAS Mani L. Bhaumik Award for Public Engagement with Science - Formerly known as the AAAS Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology, this award was established in 1987 to recognize scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science. Learn more on the Bhaumik Award page.
  • AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science - The AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science, established in 2010, recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science activities. Learn more on the Early Career Award page

Submission Period

The 2021 award winners were announced at the 2021 AAAS Annual Meeting, held virtually February 8-11. 

Mani L. Bhaumik Award- 2021 Recipient

Esther Ngumbi's prolific engagement efforts have impacted the lives of farmers, students, and others. | Neil Orman/AAAS

Early Career Award- 2021 Recipient

Annette S. Lee is honored for her outreach work informed by indigenous star knowledge. | Neil Orman/AAAS