Published and Broadcast Commentary

Under the auspices of the AAAS Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology, the AAAS public information team has established a proactive, message-based outreach initiative that functions in tandem with an existing, well-respected news media outreach operation, which responds to breaking news as it happens.

Staff within the AAAS public information team leverage a “glocal” strategy—promoting local engagement in global science and technology-related issues—by placing regional op-ed articles; by providing local experts and speakers; and by working collaboratively with colleagues throughout AAAS to partner with local opinion leaders, policy-makers, school board members, clergy, the public, and the news media.

AAAS’s public engagement efforts have included the following newspaper opinion columns and major broadcast interviews:

Climate Change in the News

Evolution in the News

Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Science Across Borders

Science Education

Science and Innovation

Science and Public Engagement

Science and U.S. Policy

For more information contact Ginger Pinholster in the AAAS Office of Public Programs, 202-326-6421,, or Gavin Stern, 202-326-6429,