National science Day 2023 Celebration
Friday 24th February 2023
Science Matters. “I Love & Trust Science. I Love & Trust Scientists.
“Science is very important to my everyday life.”
Science: Knowledge ascertained by observation and experiment, critically tested, systemized and brought under general Principles. SCIENCE at one end, concerned with Concepts, Theories, Proofs and Explanations.
Technology: The Practice, Description and Terminology of any or all of applied sciences of Commercial Value passing thro’ the technology, tangible processes, products, and results reaching
Engineering, concerned about Design, Costs, Productivity, Regulation and Patenting.
The gap between the three is filled by Creative and Innovative efforts of Scientists, Engineers and Entrepreneurs
Science matters because it is how we solve the world’s greatest challenges to transform businesses, improve lives and make our world a better place. Science enables us to lead societal change – to make the world safer, healthier, greener and brighter.
Science matters to society because exponential population growth will bring future challenges that only science can solve.
Science should matter to people because our daily lives and future quality of life depend on it.
Global trust in science is high and appreciation is stronger than pre-pandemic times.
If we can’t trust news stories about science, there will be consequences, including:
More public health crises, More division within society, more severe effects of climate change
Among the top issues people want science to solve (beyond the COVID-19 pandemic), are: Climate change and Equal access to quality healthcare.
Top healthcare advancements, science should prioritize beyond the pandemic:
Cures for chronic disease
Addressing mental health is on par with developing vaccines.
Addressing mental and emotional health issues
Vaccines for future pandemics
Addressing the root causes & social drivers of health
Optimism for the future of science is strong. the world will be more dependent on scientific knowledge than ever before. 1 out of 2 believe they will have a greater appreciation for science five years from now.
Climate change is becoming increasingly personal
Improving access to quality healthcare is a top priority for science.
Innovation and transparency will drive science appreciation in the future.
Science is more relevant to younger generations
We continue to fiercely stand-up for science today
Science is very important to me in my everyday life