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Steps to build an impactful career in science according to these Nobel Prize winners


Tue, 02/27/2024 - 12:00


Starting a career in science is an exciting yet daunting endeavour. The key to finding your way in this expansive field? According to an esteemed panel of speakers at this year’s Global Young Scientist Summit (GYSS), it comes down to three main factors – Drawing from your own experiences and surroundings, remaining eager to learn and collaborate, and getting comfortable with risk. The summit was organised by the National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF).


At its core, science is about venturing into the unknown. As speaker Professor Ben Feringa, a Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry (2016) said, "If you cannot stand risk and uncertainty, don't become a scientist. Because I don't know what you will discover tomorrow or the day after tomorrow."