New Report On Culture Of Science Engagement Available

September 18th, 2014

Last fall, Culture Kettle (a new nonprofit that explores innovation in the cultural sector), the Program in Science, Technology & Society at MIT, and the MIT Museum convened a two-day workshop as part of their Evolving Culture of Science Engagement Initiative. The Initiative explores a new wave of public science engagement activity that is blurring the line between science and popular culture. A diverse group of 74 scientists, science communicators and educators, researchers, funders, and policymakers came together to explore how the forms, settings, and cultural sensibilities of science engagement are changing. A new report is now available from the workshop, which outlines observations around the themes of this nascent community of interest, mainstreaming science, the divergent thinking about goals among participants, and the next steps for the initiative around new research opportunities.