National poll says science degrees "better value for money" than arts - what do you...

Re: National poll says science degrees "better value for money" than arts - what do you think?

Posted by Trevor Clarke on Nov 5, 2021 11:12 am

The Rand Organization uses resident artists to explain its scientific data. There being several artworks produced throughout the year.
True science also has abig say in the analysis of art works. One only ñeed look at the Vinland map case. Or similarly, the viking buildings in north america showing colonization before Columbus.
I am pretty certain science degrees have a lot to say in the business of work and life but it would be a sterile world without other disciplines.

Re: National poll says science degrees "better value for money" than arts - what do you think?

Posted by Trevor Clarke on Dec 3, 2021 5:39 pm

Hi Andy

The ability to converse is perhaps the reason for a higher level of study. Whether it is art or science both are useful. Frank Drake and the Order of the Dolphin or the recently departed dear Anthony Sher, both are fixtures in the constellation which make up the cultural and commensurately the intellectual climate.

The most important thing is to make science as available to as many people as possible. That way a problem like gunpowder composition in the C14th can become both án art and science. Which is pre eminent is a question of what the customer ( be it society or establishment) is prepared to pay for 
Science has barely thrown off Nazism, communism with the evils of eugenics and war, even if fritz haber, Volkswagen and ersatz kaffee have their usefulness.
Keep on Trucking.

MyRSC Update: Re: National poll says science degrees "better value for money" than arts - what do you think?

Posted by Andy Kowalski on Dec 6, 2021 11:02 am

Hi Trevor

Yes agree with your viewpoints expressed and  people  need to be well informed by choices that are available to them by way of courses.


The RSC can and does play a big part in this by way of webinars and public lectures and my Mgmt Group does a lot in this respect.

My   own view is that some people see subjects like Chemistry as dirty and smelly but don't see the positives of what come out of knowledge and appliance of science in  the real world!

Take the Vaccine for Covid as an apt example!

Look  how its been applied and saving lives!

Art and Science can work together, look at conservation of old masterpieces using chemicals to restore them to their former glory, especially when they have been damaged by either pollution of criminal activity!

I also  know that friends kids who have pursued STEM careers have prospered more than those in the arts or humanities!

If I can help in any other way please contact me via andykowalskiconsulting@gmail.com

Kind regards for  now,

Andy

Re: National poll says science degrees "better value for money" than arts - what do you think?

Posted by Richard White on Jan 8, 2022 7:42 pm

From a "value for money" perspective, the science degree is a better choice for sure.
As I see it, some "state-of-the-art" disciplines are more demanding nowadays because of the positive impact on the community and civilization materially compared to the fields of art. 
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Re: National poll says science degrees "better value for money" than arts - what do you think?

Posted by Trevor Clarke on Jan 8, 2022 7:59 pm

I suppose accounting, finance and business are also taxing. Whether business is a science or an art like politics is moot, as they pay well. As does media particularly journalism. However some specialised forms of media require a science background. Sports too, is emphasised as a science especially amongst elites. But rewards of science alone given some unfavourable working conditions are often disappointing. I suppose it depends on personal choice.

Re: National poll says science degrees "better value for money" than arts - what do you think?

Posted by Carl Stensfer on Feb 14, 2022 11:51 am

I support this statement. Many of course may not agree, but it is.

Re: National poll says science degrees "better value for money" than arts - what do you think?

Posted by Andy Kowalski on Feb 14, 2022 2:41 pm

I think  now that as we emerge from Pandemic there is a big switch to science degrees and a lot of our friends children are keen to go into those subjects and especially connected with health sciences and others where they feel there will be jobs at the end of their degree programmes. 

Environmental chemistry is something young people care a lot more about than when we were their age as aspects of pollution are more visible and something on cold days a s you are walking by a main road you can smell the exhaust fumes!

Science degrees also teach us to be more analytical when we see items on the news which leads us to question them and ask ourselves is this for real?

Also found  that my Chemistry background has helped  me as a manager in looking at situations and resolving them when there has been conflict!

Always willing to discuss any issues you may have

Andy

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