Do you use science, technology, engineering or mathematics in your job? Most do, even if they might not realise it. Perhaps you don’t on a daily basis, but you’ve almost certainly studied science and applied it on the route to where you are now.
This often overlooked fact was the driver behind our recent project with The Science Council. Not just for aspiring Doctors, Lab Technicians and Astronauts, The Hidden Science Map was designed to inspire young people by showing them that science, technology, engineering and mathematics are all around them and used in a wide variety of jobs by all sorts of different people.
IE created a rich, searchable interactive map that positions the profiles of workers, students, organisations, places and retired workers in their corresponding locations.
The result? See for yourself! Only five weeks after launch, the map is already a huge success with over 500 pins dotted around the UK, and that’s just the beginning. We’ve already got plenty of exciting further developments in the pipeline - video profiles, going global with a full world map of science people and chaining together places across the UK.
Curious about the journey car parts take from port to construction and then to the showroom? Or maybe you’ve wondered how petrol gets from the North Sea to your local garage and who’s involved in the whole process? From rig to refinery, refinery to loading, loading to road and on to the petrol station tanks, you’ll be able to see each place in the chain and the people who make it all possible, what their skills and qualifications are and each individual’s own story. Interested? Watch this space.
You can explore the map for yourself at www.hiddensciencemap.org and add your own profile in 3 easy steps – make your picture and story compelling enough and you might even end up on the front page of most viewed profiles!