IGN 3-1 - Congratulations on your engagement! Taking the plunge into public engagement with science

Monday, August 7, 2017
C123, Oregon Convention Center
Emily Therese Cloyd, Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC
What does it mean to engage the public? Why would scientists want to move out of the lab and into the whirlpool of civic debate? Many of the major issues facing society today have science and technology at their core, but science is only one element of the discussion and decision making process. Public engagement challenges scientists to partake in intentional, meaningful dialogue that provides opportunities for mutual learning between scientists and members of the public. There are many approaches to public engagement – from everyday interactions and short discussions to long-term co-production of knowledge. Where do you fit in?