Previous Fora / 2003

Needs of young scientists for quality research

Amanda Adeleye (USA)

"Needs of young scientists for quality research"


I am from the small town of Aurora, a suburb of Illinois in the United States. Presently I am 17 years old and earlier this year I presented research to the American Society of Echocardiography. There are many students who have stories like mine. I attend a secondary school where at least 300 students conduct their own research within our institution or at excellent universities, corporations and museums. We are all aged 14 to 18 years old. It is not only students at this school that contribute strong research. Members of WAYS and young scientists around the world are contributing as well. There are even more students vying for an opportunity to conduct interesting and in depth research, beginning now.

What young scientist need today is the support of well established scientists that are eager to pass on their knowledge to the next generation; we need you. The success of research done by students in areas such as the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, is based on everyday collaboration. Collaboration of the cross cultural form is especially important to the social sciences and humanities. It is as essential to the researcher as a microscope is to a biologist. Consequently, there are many ways that you may provide support. You might consider mentoring a young scientist. This may be through lab work, clinical work, analysis or even email. Encourage and expect us to do solid explorations in the fields of science. At this moment, in order to begin to recognize the talent and viability of the youth in science, simply fill out the survey in your WSF programme and/or ask us questions after this. If you do not feel that you can commit at this time, it is just as strong to recommend the information of another person that would be interested in assisting WAYS. If anything, please remember that it does not matter if you are 90 years old or 10 years old, the passion for science is a beautiful thing, and it is our responsibility to keep this flame alive.


World Science Day, WSF, Budapest
Monday 10 November 2003
(Ms. Amanda Adeleye)