My name is Emma and I’m from Toronto Canada. I’m in my first year at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Glasgow, Scotland.
My overarching ambition is to improve the scientific literacy of the general public.
Obviously, that is a huge endeavour that could be approached 100 different ways, but I’ll be releasing a blog soon that will hopefully put my first drop in the bucket! The blog will be designed to help consumers understand how to read packaging and marketing on beauty and fashion products.
Recently, many products have been marketed as being more scientifically sound because they have things like “added molecules”, which literally means nothing! However, if you haven’t taken a science related class since you were 15 you might have forgotten or even never really learned that. Hopefully, people can use this site as a way to become more conscious consumers (and if I can trick people into learning more about biology and chemistry I will be thrilled).
Scientific literacy is extremely important, even if you never work or study in a scientific field. It makes you a powerful consumer and it helps you think critically about many issues we face today.
Source: Study in Scotland