Project

The Public Face of Science

Overview

The Academy undertook the Public Face of Science initiative to explore and improve the connection between science and society in America. The project produced a trio of publications to respond to three core inquiries:

The COVID-19 crisis makes this work exceptionally timely. A recent statement about the implications of COVID-19 and this project - issued by Richard A. Meserve, the Chair of this project, and Academy president David Oxtoby - highlights the inextricable connection between understanding science and ensuring a society’s well-being and, even, survival.

Additional publications from the project highlight public science perspectives around the world, advice for managing science during crisis, and an issue of Daedalus (the journal of the Academy) dedicated to science and the law.

The research and recommendations of the project are rooted in the recognition that improving science communication and engagement will strengthen the complex and evolving relationship between scientists and society, which is more important than ever. The Chair and Steering Committee benefited from a broad array of experts who participated in workshops and discussion groups at the beginning of the initiative and whose input guided the work.

People

People

Steering Group Chair
Steering Group

Emilio Bizzi

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Academy Member

Rush D. Holt

American Association for the Advancement of Science
Staff
Publications

Publications

News & Updates

News & Updates

Events

Events