Public Interest

 

FABBS accomplishes its educational mission by communicating interesting findings to public audiences – from youth to adults.  We engage public audiences in several ways:

Research to Policy

Through this program, science writers write news articles and describe in public-friendly terms some of the latest research from the FABBS journal, Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences (PIBBS). While the PIBBS journal presents original research and reviews of scientific areas that are relevant to public policy, science writers translate the articles so that the general public will have an appreciation for the research that is done and why it’s important. Learn more…

Public Lectures

A fun and engaging vehicle for communicating science to the public are our science cafes. Scientists from around the country share fascinating research with the public over wine and cheese, offering the public an opportunity to learn about the latest science and ask questions of the scientists. Learn more…

Youth Outreach

FABBS aims to inspire the next generation of scientists through programming that highlights the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior for youth Through activities such as the USA Science and Engineering Festival, FABBS and its member scientific societies sponsor scientists who engage with the kids on topics relevant to them, demonstrate how the research is conducted, and explain how scientific findings are drawn from the data.  Learn more…

Resources

Through our work with scientific societies and federal agencies, we often find resources that do a nice job of explaining complicated areas of science in a public-friendly way. On this page, we collect some of our favorites.  Learn more…