Additional Resources

Public Engagement

Public engagement includes “intentional, meaningful interactions that provide opportunities for mutual learning between scientists and the public.” Mutual learning means that, we as scientists, learn from different communities with a breadth of perspectives, as well as the public learning from scientists and engineers. Goals for public engagement may vary depending on the individual. Broadly, the goal is to increase civic engagement, increase awareness of science findings, and recognize multiple perspectives. There are different pathways for public engagement and many ways graduate students can become involved in public engagement. The resources provided to you with this handout catalog local and national opportunities for you to become engaged, or receive support for your ideas.