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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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Engaging the Public Helps Brian Scassellati Build Better Robots

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SciEngage (November 2021)

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AAAS Civic Science Fellow Blake McGhghy Shares Co-created Recommendations for Community Engagement with Science

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Anita Nikolich Wants the Government to Learn How to Hack AI Algorithms – to Make Them Safer

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Lyle Ungar Engages Policymakers, Big Tech, and the Public with Op-Ed, Online Classes, and Informal Conversations

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AAAS Session at 2021 Inclusive SciComm Symposium Discusses Ways Scientific and Faith Communities Can Work Toward Environmental Justice

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Hispanic Scientists Inspire the Next Generation of Scientists

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Hispanic Scientists Engage With the Public on Science

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Hispanic Scientists Among Decorated AAAS Award Winners

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Mass Media Fellows Look Back on Summer in Journalism

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Carolyn Rosé Convenes AI Researchers and Education Experts to Strengthen Research-Practice Connections

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New Report Calls for Input from Underserved Communities in Deploying AI for Public Health

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From Identifying Penguins By Their Feet to Writing Pilot Television Dramas, Heather Lynch Tries It All

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Bill Smart Brings Technical Expertise in Robotics and AI to Discussions about Regulation

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Abake Adenle Works to Expand Discourse on Role Artificial Intelligence Can Play in Africa

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AAAS How We Respond Facebook Live Chat: Renewable Energy and Sustainability in St. Louis

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New Additions to ‘How We Respond’ Highlight Communities Addressing Climate Change Impacts

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AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors Dr. Ciara Sivels and Dr. Jessica Taaffe Featured in 3M Documentary 'Not the Science Type'

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Mass Media Fellows Reflect on Paths to Science Communication

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Mass Media Fellowship Highlights the Need for Science Communicators

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Anita Nikolich Encourages Asking Questions about AI to Combat Misinformation

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Scientists Sharpen Journalism Skills in Newsrooms During Summer Fellowship

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John Zimmerman Seeks to Make AI More Useful and Build Public Engagement into His Proposals

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Engaging the Public with Social Media (AAAS-Hosted Virtual Workshop)

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