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4 Science and the Public
Pages 16-19

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... If he did translating scientific terms into lay language not understand what they were saying, he Karen Sayre/Eikon Photography From left to right: Cristin Dorgelo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Association of Science and Technology Centers; Elizabeth Christopherson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rita Allen Foundation; Alan Alda, Co-Founder, Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University; Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Harvard Kennedy School; Mahmud Farooque, Associate Director, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, and Clinical Associate Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University 16
From page 17...
... They were looking at somebody like them who was very smart and had something interesting to tell them." Alda realized that training scientists to have a personal connection with an audience could help them communicate better not Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and only with members of the public but also Technology Studies, Harvard Kennedy School with other scientists. With science involving ever more collaboration across disciplines, would tell them, "I don't know what you're scientists have to communicate with people talking about.
From page 18...
... "Scientists are in society, and Creating a Two-Way society is in the sciences, so the interface Conversation metaphor that many people like is just not appropriate." + Much of the conversation about public engagement has centered on how scientists Up-Front Engagement can communicate their ideas better to members of the public, noted Sheila Jasanoff, Public engagement was not part of the the Pforzheimer Professor of Science and conversation 75 years ago, said Mahmud Technology Studies at the Harvard Kennedy Farooque, associate director of the School. But "much less attention is devoted Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes to how societal ideas can communicate and clinical associate professor at the School themselves to scientists," she said.
From page 19...
... has been "less intentional about building on models we have seen be fruitful for engaging more people in innovation and in building opportunity." Dorgelo said that she has been thinking about this issue since working on the federal Open Innovation portfolio, which is a problemsolving approach that seeks to gather and develop external ideas and solutions in addition to internal ones. Open and collaborative initiatives include citizen science, which uses democratized tools to enable nonscientists to do science, deliberative forums that inform the public and let it engage in the scientific process, and incentive prizes that 19

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