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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 Pei Xu Convened Stakeholders Across Borders to Discuss Drought Management

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2020 Communicating Science Seminar

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Roger Kjelgren Uses Principles of Effective Public Engagement to Bridge Rural and Urban Communities in Florida

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#SciEngage Virtual Discussion (October): NAS Advancing SciComm Research & Practice

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Leshner Fellow Co-Organizes First Field School for Community Participatory Modeling

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‘How We Respond’ Shows What U.S. Communities Are Doing to Address Climate Change

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Applications Open for Artificial Intelligence Cohort of AAAS Leshner Public Engagement Fellows

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Wendy Jepson Engages Stakeholders to Address Global Water Insecurity

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#SciEngage Virtual Discussion (August): NPR SciCommers

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Scientists Use Public Engagement to Share Human Augmentation

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Craig Just’s Leshner Fellowship Spawns Collaborations from Iowa to Nigeria

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Kate Brauman Pursues Ways to Stay in Touch with Communities

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Sarah Feakins Takes a Lead on Social Media Engagement for Her Department

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Leshner Fellows Challenge Themselves With Array of Public Engagement Strategies