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Public Engagement with Science at Science Societies

The AAAS Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology convenes a monthly meeting of science society professionals to discuss public engagement initiatives and share best practices for societies and their members.

Recent discussions have included:

  • Communicating with online audiences and social media
  • Collaborations between science festivals and science societies
  • (NSF) Broader Impact criterion and its relationship to public engagement with science
  • Evaluating public engagement activities
  • Involving younger/early career society members in public engagement

The following societies are currently represented. If you would like to learn more about the discussions, are seeking information about public engagement at science societies, or if you are a society professional who would like to join the group, please contact Emily Cloyd.

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Institute of Biological Sciences
  • American Institute of Physics
  • American Physical Society
  • American Political Science Association
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • American Society for Cell Biology
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • American Society of Human Genetics
  • American Society of Plant Biologists
  • Ecological Society of America
  • Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
  • Genetics Society of America
  • Geological Society of America
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • The Optical Society