Science has granted us the gifts of life, health, wealth, knowledge, and freedom. We have come a long way since we have developed the scientific method, and the philosophy of science is - by its very ideals - still evolving. Scientific thinking has been improving our quality of life in an exponential manner. Yet, the very ideals which brought us happiness are under threat of a recent surge of disinformation, denial and tribalism. We believe that the inexorable march of scientific reasoning, in all its forms, will prevail these trends, but we need to preserve the progress we have achieved and look forward to restoring faith in experts. Scio is a non-for-profit organization which, with these values at its core, aims to inform and inspire all forms of science directed at augmenting human knowledge. We are planning to contribute towards this goal by bridging the gap between experts and the general public, with special attention to younger minds, in the hope of spurring them to embark on a scientific career.
We plan to achieve our mission with various projects. Our short term goal is to empower experts by providing them with a platform on which they can engage with the general public and in outreach projects. This could be whether they want to talk about their own research, or their motivations on why they embarked onto a career path involving science, or simply how they got to work on their current interests. We also want to empower the general public by providing them with free and quick access to knowledge in a friendly environment. We are currently planning a series of events for schools in which students can ask academic researchers any question in a format more akin to a conversation, informal and engaging. We are also planning to make this experience more seamless by creating a platform on which experts and the general public can continuously engage in an informal setting and "bridge the gap" by giving easy access to knowledge to anyone.
You can re-watch our past online events here: Past Events
We are continuously looking for volunteers with various levels of involvement:
Get in touch via any of our social media channels below if you want to help out in any way.
Professional hunter of the invisible, building large detectors to catch Dark Matter particles in mines.
A physicist, now working outside of academia. Statistical learning and sustainability enthusiast.
Tom always wanted to be a scientist, but got distracted and is now a journalist.