This paper will give an overview of the state of science and technology in Asia and the public's understanding of it. It will look into the problems scientific institutions face in communicating with the public. It will also look at how the public perceives science and technology.
The paper will focus on the role that mass communications continues to play in popularizing science and technology in Asia today. It will delve into the problems -- and solutions -- communicators encounter as they try to enhance public awareness and acceptance of science and technology.
A copy of the full paper has not yet been submitted.