Science: Not Just for Scientists

It’s easy to believe that science is just for those who have studied it for years and work as professionals in the field. After all, what can ordinary people possibly know that these experts don’t? What can Average Joes contribute to a field that’s teeming with doctors, PhDs, and other skillful, knowledgeable, and experienced folks?

This mindset is understandable since it’s easy to feel intimidated by science or feel excluded by its professional community. But what people have to realize is  that it’s important for everyone to be involved in this field. Regardless of educational background, work experience, or socioeconomic status is, everybody has something to contribute to science. Some go on to build their career as professional scientists, while others can help critique these experts and challenge their discoveries. Still others can assist in shaping the ethics, direction, and purpose of science, ensuring that modern innovations do more good than evil.

Using simple imagery with a black-and-white color scheme, this video from the British Science Association is a gentle reminder that Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Math (STEM) is not an inclusive field. Everybody is welcome to participate in it, not just to push STEM forward but to find ways to overcome challenges, enhance the human race, and create an opportunity to improve the world.

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Caila Holley