This program convenes mid-career scientists who demonstrate leadership and excellence in their research careers, and interest in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society.
Each year, a cohort of 15 Public Engagement Fellows from disciplines at the nexus of important science-society issues will convene for a week of intensive public engagement and science communication training and public engagement plan development. The first cohort will be comprised of scientists whose research focuses on climate change.
The Fellows will return to their institutions with a renewed commitment to develop and implement public engagement activities, a forum for training other scientists in their communities, increased capacity for public engagement leadership, and the support of their cohort.
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The AAAS Communicating Science workshops are specifically designed for scientists at any career level who want to better communicate complex or challenging concepts to non-scientific audiences, including funders, policy-makers, journalists, and the public.
Workshops typically last 3-6 hours and are customized to the needs, skills, and interests of the participants. Through group discussions and short practice sessions, AAAS facilitators and scientist peers provide participants with feedback and concrete advice on messages, audiences, and communication skill development.