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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

Communicating Science and Public Engagement Fundamentals Workshop (AAAS-Hosted Virtual Workshop)

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Engaging Policymakers Workshop (AAAS-Hosted Virtual Workshop)

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Communicating Science and Public Engagement Fundamentals Workshop (AAAS-Hosted Virtual Workshop)

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Michael Littman Views AAAS Public Engagement Fellowship as a Lighthouse Illuminating His Goals

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Nicholas Mattei Brings Service-Learning and Community Engagement into Tulane’s Computer Science Department

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

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Communicating Science and Public Engagement Fundamentals Workshop (AAAS-Hosted Virtual Workshop)

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Virtual AAAS Communicating Science Seminar Explores Equitable, Community-Centered Engagement

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Events at the 2021 AAAS Annual Meeting

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Engaging Policymakers Workshop (AAAS-Hosted Virtual Workshop)

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Communicating Science and Public Engagement Fundamentals Workshop (AAAS-Hosted Virtual Workshop)

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Astronomer and Artist Receives AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement

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Entomologist Esther Ngumbi Receives 2021 AAAS Mani L. Bhaumik Award for Public Engagement with Science

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AAAS Communicating Science Workshops Now Available to Individuals

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Public Engagement with Science at the 2021 AAAS Annual Meeting

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AAAS Project to Promote Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Kicks Off with Public Opinion Work

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#SciEngage Virtual Discussion (January): Adapting Public Engagement Practices to a Virtual World

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Climate Change Conversations: Creating Dialogue About Solutions

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Oge Marques Connects Technology with Stories That Make Sense to His Audience

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Faces of the Fellowship highlights activities of the AAAS Leshner Public Engagement Fellows

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AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors Inspire Girls to Pursue STEM

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#SciEngage Virtual Discussion (November): Being Kind to Your Mental Health

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2021 Virtual AAAS Communicating Science Seminar

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Tracey du Laney Empowers Staff to Become Science Ambassadors to their Communities

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Kafui Dzirasa Engages the Public in Shaping Brain Technologies and Speaks About Racism in STEM