The Science of Science Communication: What We Know and What We Don’t

Sunday, February 19, 2017: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Room 304 (Hynes Convention Center)
Alan Leshner,AAAS CEO Emeritus, Washington, DC, DC
Everyone believes communicating science to the public is extremely important, particularly about controversial issues, and there is much common wisdom about what works best. A National Academies committee reviewed the literature and summarized the state of research-based knowledge behind this activity. The committee also spelled out a research agenda to help strengthen the science base for improving communication with diverse publics.