The Center for Public Engagement with Science (PEWS) is an interdisciplinary effort to foster collaborative dialogue about complex issues such as trust in science, political polarization in science acceptance, and understanding scientific methods and social structure. PEWS trainings, programming, communications, and research bridge the university and its students to community partners and the public.
Founded in 2017, PEWS is one of only a few academic centers nationwide working to improve public engagement with science and to study the outcomes and best practices of public engagement.
PEWS aims to establish itself as a centralized resource for students and faculty at UC and around the world, who want to communicate their research and ideas more effectively to the public. Its unique community-partnership model enables opportunities for students’ service learning and engagement beyond the classroom. PEWS takes an innovative approach to public engagement that emphasizes lived experiences and connecting with marginalized communities.
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