We will explore various manifestations of science in work and in everyday life to come to a deeper understanding of the opportunities and needs for science in business. We will discuss the influence of science, and the business case for it, with our guests who are employed as scientists and with those who are not. Together, we will consider the implications for science education and for development of currently undervalued scientific and technical assets. Our focus will be the human sciences pertaining to experience, behavior, meaningful engagement, and value.
Commentary about scientific and technical skills in the United States typically focuses on criticism of the supply side: students, teachers, and academic institutions. Rarely is there comparable reflection on the demand side. Yet fundamentally the issue is the match between supply and demand as well as between expectations and perceived capabilities. Our purpose in Science in the Wild is to provide a bridge between scientific supply and demand by engaging with a broad community ranging from young scientists to corporate executives.
What do employers or stakeholders understand about science and expect from it, especially to the extent these science consumers have been influenced by claims about shortcomings on the supply side? What are the abilities of employers or stakeholders to understand the scientific capabilities or potential of employees, especially in a changing world that gives rise to unprecedented products or services? We will talk with a wide variety of people about their beliefs and experiences with these issues. We also will explore the relationship between science and the humanities in business because our focus will be on the human sciences.
The intent is for our dialogue to reflect the most unique and essential aspects of science such as the collaborative inquiry of a community over time. Thus we will make connections and progress over time by examining the implications of ideas explored in prior conversations, and we will consider new directions for future conversations as we discuss the issues of science in business. We also will try to show the importance of diversity within a community of science by inviting guests from a broad range of the economy.
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