Why Science? Scientists Share Their Stories

Personal stories are a great way to communicate scientific endeavors, and to bring context to policy discussions and in community outreach. 

Shortly after AAAS launched the Force for Science site in February of this year, we presented several questions and invited the public to share stories about the importance of science.

  • Why is science important to you?
  • How has science affected your life, your career, or your community?
  • Why is it important that the government continue to invest in research and support the scientific enterprise?
  • What message would you like to send to policymakers regarding science?

We received more than 150 stories, a selection of which were published in the 12 May issue of Science. Those same stories, and more, can also be seen here.