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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.

 

 

Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

Public Engagement with Science Virtual Discussion Group: SciOut18- Lessons and Next Steps

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Edible Insects and Human Evolution

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Leshner Fellowship Expanded Karen Levy’s Concept of Engagement, and What She’ll Say “Yes” to

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Leshner Fellow Danielle Buttke Connects Public Health and Conservation

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Submission Deadline: Breakout Session for 2019 Communicating Science Seminar

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Virtual Public Engagement with Science Discussion Group: Community Engagement and Behavioral Shifts

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Ocean Discovery Lecture Series: Williams College

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Public Engagement Helps Scientists Tackle Global Challenges

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AAAS News

Applications Now Open for Human Augmentation Cohort of AAAS Leshner Public Engagement Fellows

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Associate Dean and Award-Winning Researcher Seeks to Build Capacity for Public Engagement

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Ocean Discovery Lecture Series: Kansas State University

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AAAS Climate Communication Initiative to Highlight Local Responses

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Communicating to Engage

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Virtual Discussion Group: Facilitating Engagement with Policymakers

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Ocean Discovery Lecture Series: Nashville, TN

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Live Trellis Discussion: Sci-Art and Public Engagement

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AAAS Communicating Science Program Gives Its 200th Workshop

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Scientists Show How Public Engagement Improves Food and Water Security

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#LeshnerAMA: Twitter Chat with AAAS Leshner Fellows about Food and Water Security

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Facebook Live: Food, Water and Society

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Marcia Castro Shares Her Motivations for Engaging with Policymakers and Communities

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In Response to Zika, Patricia Garcez Forged Collaborative Relationships with Journalists

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Luis Martinez Explores His New Community and Focuses His Engagement Skills

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Anthony Wilson Works to Understand and Bridge Divides in Public Opinion Over GM Insects