Mani L. Bhaumik Award for Public Engagement with Science FAQs
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A: Absolutely! We have past winners from around the world. However, all nomination materials must be submitted in English.
A: This is a tough question! There are many different approaches to public engagement and no one approach is considered more effective than another. While formats for public engagement are constantly evolving, successful engagement builds on a foundation of clear, concise communication and mutual learning. If you are even thinking about it, submit!
A: A selection committee will discuss the candidates’ merits, using a scoring rubric provided by AAAS as a basis. We are looking for candidates who directly participate in public engagement, above and beyond the duties of their job. Elements of high quality public engagement include a realistic goal, a clearly defined audience, and tailored messages. Further, candidates should show how they encourage meaningful, interactive dialogue through their activities.
Further inquiries may be directed to the Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology via email.