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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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#SciEngage Virtual Discussion (April): NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning

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Strawberries, Superconductors and Zombies Draw Children to Family Science Days

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2019 AAAS Communicating Science Seminar Offered Evidence-Based Strategies for Engaging Public

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#SciEngage Virtual Discussion

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Incoming AAAS Leshner Fellows Focus on Human Augmentation

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Environmental Researcher Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta Receives 2019 AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science

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Prolific Science Communicator Joanna Verran Receives 2019 AAAS Award for Public Engagement with Science

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#SciEngage Virtual Discussion

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2019 AAAS Annual Meeting Communicating Science Seminar

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