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Science and Politics: Public Understanding & Engagement

A guide looking at the interpretation and use of scientific data for political and other purposes.

Centers & Organizations

Why Public Engagement?

 A short video-art film created in March 2010 by Imperial College students, exploring the contrasting views of scientists on society and the media over the past 60 years. Interesting overview of why it is important to enage the public in scientific research.

Examples of Public Engagement


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Kelly Laas
Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions
10 W. 35th Street
2nd Floor
Subjects: Ethics

Public Understanding of Science

RSS feed of the latest articles from a scholarly journal loooking at all aspects of the inter-relationships between science and the public.

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NOVA is a PBS show that  explores all different areas of science in a way that reaches a large audience.