At the 2017 International Public Science Events Conference (IPSEC), Suzanne Ffolkes put together a thoughtful session on "Involving Policy Makers in Events." She has kindly shared the PowerPoint from that session here. Check it out to find out what proportion of Americans can name a living scientist, or even name a place where research takes place.
EvalFest is funded by the National Science Foundation, Award #1423004 and administered by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Principal Investigators: Todd Boyette, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center; Karen Peterman, Karen Peterman Consulting; Katherine Nielsen, UCSF Science and Health Education Partnership