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Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology

From 2004-2022, the AAAS Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology 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 public, and the scientific community.

The Center’s activities focused 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 implemented 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.

  

Founder

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Tiffany Lohwater

Tiffany Lohwater founded the Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technoloy in 2004 and created the Center's Communicating Science workshop program in 2008. Lohwater contributed to the Center's work for more than a decade. Her passion for encouraging scientists to take a more personal and proactive interest in public engagement continues to inspire our work today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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