The Leshner Leadership Institute for Public Engagement with Science recently launched the 2020-21 Artificial Intelligence Cohort. Over the past five years, Leshner Fellows have collectively engaged tens of thousands of people through their engagement activities. The fellows have also built public engagement capacity within their scientific institutions, disciplines, networks, and communities, including through sharing what they have learned in their work as AAAS Leshner Fellows with hundreds of their students and colleagues.
Beginning this year and through spring 2022, AAAS will be synthesizing the work of the last five years, including developing and disseminating lessons learned from the program and resources on the challenges and opportunities for public engagement arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to address structural racism in science. As a result, AAAS is not soliciting applications for a 2021-22 cohort. If you are interested in updates about this work, the future of the AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute, and announcements about applications for new cohorts of AAAS Leshner Fellows, sign up for our mailing list.