What Is Public Science?
Science is a way of knowing and investigating the world. Public science is the approach we use to connect people to science and scientists. It’s how we engage the public in the process and outcomes of our research.
We do public science in many different ways: from citizen science, where the public partners directly with scientists to conduct real research, to large-scale festivals celebrating science — and everything in between.
Our goal is twofold. By making science more accessible to non-scientists, we aim to prepare communities to address society’s grand challenges. We also want to prepare the next generation of researchers with the skills and professional responsibility to engage public audiences.
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Oct 10, 2017
The Research Image Contest Returns in New Exhibits This Year
Winning images from NC State’s second-annual Research Image Contest are returning to the spotlight this fall in two exhibits.