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Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

The Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology provides scientists with communication resources, and it also facilitates dialogue between scientists and the public about the benefits, limits, and implications of science.

Since 2004, the AAAS Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology has worked to further awareness of science and the scientific process and increase public input into scientific research and policy agendas, encouraging and facilitating dialogue between policymakers, the general public, and the scientific community.

The Center’s activities focus on providing scientists and scientific institutions with opportunities and resources to have meaningful conversations with the public:

  • Increasing awareness and understanding of public engagement and its benefits.
  • Demonstrating excellence in public engagement.
  • Training scientists to communicate with non-scientific audiences.
  • Building capacity for conducting public engagement with science activities.

Learn more about how the Center implements these approaches. The Center focuses on connecting research about science communication and public engagement—what works and what doesn’t, the benefits of engagement, and why scientists engage—with scientists and practitioners who can put research into practice.

The Center’s vision is to convene and facilitate dialogue between science and society—ongoing conversations in which science and society draw on relevant information and expertise from multiple perspectives.

 

 

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Leshner Fellow Samira Kiani is Using Film to Start Conversations

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Jin Montclare Experiments with Blogging and Op-Eds to Connect with the Public

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AAAS Selects 28 Mass Media Fellows, Bringing Scientists into Newsrooms Around the Country

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#SciEngage Virtual Discussion (May): Inclusive Practice and Public Science Events

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SciComm Trainers Network to Provide Community for Trainers

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Scientists Are Reaching Out to Spur Action on COVID-19, Both Now and Into the Future

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Leshner Fellow Robert Riener, on How the Cybathlon Promotes Awareness of Disability

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Climate Change Town Hall at AAAS Annual Meeting Feeds into Larger Efforts

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#SciEngage Virtual Discussion (March): Building Community for Professional Science Communicators

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AAAS Leshner Fellow Dustin Garrick Launches the Uncommon Markets Book Project

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The 2020 Communicating Science Seminar Offered Ideas for Framing Science and Improving Inclusivity

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Fifth Group of Leshner Fellows Engage Public About Artificial Intelligence

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Public Engagement with Science at the 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting

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Renowned Meteorologist J. Marshall Shepherd Receives 2020 Mani L. Bhaumik Award for Public Engagement with Science from AAAS

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Biomechanics Researcher John Drazan Receives AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement

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#SciEngage Virtual Discussion (February): Connecting Millennials to Science

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2020 AAAS Annual Meeting: SciComm Training Discussion: Foundational Skills for Science Communication

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2020 AAAS Family Science Days