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Public And Scientists Views On Science And Society

Society for Science & the Public promotes science education through many programs that benefit students, teachers and the public in general. With the assistance of outstanding sponsors, science research is recognized with international science fair activities and talent search opportunities with first-class organization. As a high school student from a rural county in North Florida, I was an international science fair winner forty years ago. I wanted other students in my little rural county high school to have the same opportunity I had, so I returned there to teach science courses with a research component.

4) embrace underserved communities through our research workshops for their teachers, our Advocate Program for their mentors, and our journalism that draws more young people into the world of scientific thinking and innovation. 2) share the power and wonder of science by producing top-flight science journalism focused on timeliness, variety, accuracy, and readability. STEM Research Grants Learn how you might qualify for grants that help teachers across the nation to purchase equipment to assist their students in completing science research. Science News Science News is the world’s best science briefing, offering readers a concise, current and lively overview of the latest research in all science and technology fields and applications. Regeneron Science Talent Search The nation’s most prestigious science research competition for the country’s best and brightest high school seniors.

The Society for Science names 66 educators tasked with guiding students in science research and competitions through the Advocate Program. The Society strives to educate and inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and innovators, and supports full representation of all identities in STEM fields. Society for Science & the Public today announced that National Geographic Society will be a sponsor of the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair , the world’s largest pre-college science and engineering competition. The general public tends to hold mixed views about the degree to which they believe there is scientific consensus on three hot-button science topics — the “Big Bang” theory, climate change and evolution. The modest difference over time stems from more expressing an opinion today than did so five years ago. A 2013 Pew Research report found the military at the top of the list of 10 occupational groups seen as contributing “a lot” to society (78%), followed by teachers (72%), medical doctors (66%), scientists (65%) and engineers (63%).

Partisan and ideological differences were found in views about the contribution of scientists and engineers but not in views about medical doctors. Among scientists, the public’s knowledge about science — or lack thereof — is widely considered to be a major (84%) or minor (14%) problem for the field. The only one of 13 issues compared where the differences between the two groups are especially modest is the space station.Fully 64% of the public and 68% of AAAS scientists say that the space station has been a good investment for the country; a difference of four percentage points. A majority of the general public (57%) says that genetically modified foods are generally unsafe to eat, while 37% says such foods are safe; by contrast, 88% of AAAS scientists say GM foods are generally safe. The gap between citizens and scientists in seeing GM foods as safe is 51 percentage points.

Similarly, more say science has had a positive (62%) than negative (31%) effect on the quality of the environment today. But, the balance of opinion on this issue has shifted somewhat compared with 2009 when 66% said science had a positive effect and 23% said it had a negative effect. Partisan groups tend to hold similar views of U.S. scientific achievements and, the drop in ratings of U.S. scientific achievements since 2009 has occurred across the political spectrum. A number of the questions asked in these new surveys repeat questions that Pew Research Center asked citizens and scientists in 2009. In some areas, like energy, the differences between the groups do not follow a single direction — they can vary depending on the specific issue. For example, 52% of citizens favor allowing more offshore drilling, while fewer AAAS scientists (32%), by comparison, favor increased drilling.

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The Society is granting $165,000 in microgrants through the STEM Action Grant program to 38 creative, community driven organizations, working to bolster and improve outcomes for groups that have been historically left behind in STEM education and careers. Here are 10 tips — all based on science — about what tends to help us learn and remember most effectively. Six-in-ten U.S. adults say they would prefer to live in a community with larger homes with greater distances to retail stores and schools. We are also grateful to the team at Princeton Survey Research International who led the data collection efforts for the two surveys. The fieldwork for both surveys was conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Contact with AAAS members invited to participate in the survey was managed by AAAS staff with the help of Princeton Survey Research Associates International; AAAS also covered part of the costs associated with mailing members.

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