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The Science Public Engagement Partnership

Deepening understanding and practice of effective public engagement around basic research.

The Science Public Engagement Partnership (SciPEP) between the Department of Energy’s Office of Science and The Kavli Foundation, aims to deepen understanding of effective public engagement around basic research, explore how to improve this practice and provide tools for scientists and practitioners.

Two scientists work on the the Matter in Extreme Conditions (MEC) experimental hutch at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Credit: Andy Freeberg/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Why Connect People to Basic Science?

Science and Society Director Brooke Smith explores the goals and questions about engaging people in basic science.


Communicating the Future: Engaging the Public in Basic Science

On July 27-28, 2021, SciPEP convened a virtual conference exploring the unique characteristics of the relationship between the public and basic research, drawing from the experience and expertise of our colleagues in the science and science communication communities.

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