Science in everyday life

Science doesn't just happen in a lab—it's a part of everyday life—even yours.

Communities are built on science

Urban planners and civil and environmental engineers help develop sustainable communities all over the world. If creating spaces for people to come together is your passion, STEM is definitely for you.

Music—Art and science

If you want to write a hit song, you better have a great sense of rhythm and an even better sense of timing. Even if you're off key, you can pair science and music for some winning careers. Music therapy, for example, can help people with brain injuries, children with autism and those suffering from depression.

Love great design? It takes serious math know-how

Whether you're designing cars, buildings or apparel, you need geometry to create your shapes, algebra to build your plans, and arithmetic to bring your ideas to market.

Science in your day-to-day

Science, technology, engineering and math are part of your everyday life too. Don't believe it? See for yourself…

Like to take photos? If you're into photography, you already understand the elements of good composition, like the rule of thirds. Truth is, there is math in all different kinds of art, and the more you experiment, the more you'll understand math concepts like the golden ratio, symmetry and perspective.

If you're into gymnastics, you already understand physics. Things like balance, momentum, rotation and kinetic energy are all concepts you learn in physics class, but you apply them on the mat. Looking for a competitive advantage? Slight adjustments to your movements based on the principles of physics can propel you further, faster or higher.

Music sounds beautiful because patterns like timing, rhythm and pitch make it that way. Think about it: when you read music, it's a lot like reading math symbols. A time signature is written like a fraction, and notes have different shapes to tell you the length or time. So if you play piano, you are math in action.

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