The Creative Side of Science
Check out Academy publications and attend upcoming events to learn why imagination is a prerequisite for good science.
Published October 17, 2012
Humans have an amazing ability to think beyond the borders of present-day reality—to imagine scenarios that do not, or have yet to, exist. It is precisely this capacity for imagination that allows people to excel at science, technology, and engineering. People in scientific and technical fields spend their days seeking new ideas and alternatives to the status quo. And for that, creativity is critical.
Below, we present Academy publications, podcasts, and events to get your creative juices flowing. Learn how imagination manifests in the lab, the classroom, the kitchen, and even in your dreams—and how it all relates to science.
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