SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

The indispensability and vitality of scientific knowledge and technological inventions are more than obvious at all aspects of life these days. Therefore, contemporary society is not characterised by more than anything else but Science & Technology and its importance is demonstrated in the daily lives of people. Science & Technology encourages to improve the quality of education, increasing the interest in science creating a technologically literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievements by students.

Subcategories: Life Sciences, Innovation, and Engineering

You are expected to do research on the theme of the year, “Leadership: Inspire Change”, in the context of Science & Technology. You may find the recommended resources below.

The study resources contain several movies and videos to watch, books and articles to read, topics to research, and questions to sharpen your knowledge.

FIND YOUR RESOURCES FOR EACH COMPETITION IN THE BOXES

ONLINE FALL

7 December 2019
RESOURCES HERE
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ONLINE SPRING

14 March 2020
RESOURCES HERE
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LOCALS

All Local Rounds
RESOURCES HERE
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GLOBALS

Cambridge and Boston
RESOURCES HERE
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ALL RESOURCES

FILMS

1 – The Dark Knight (2008)

2 – The Chorus (2004)

3 – Gladiator (2000)

BOOK

1 – Outlier: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell (2008)

RESEARCH PEOPLE

1 – PewDiePie

2 – Avicenna

3 – Jennifer Anne Doudna

VIDEOS

1 – Great Leadership Starts with Self-Leadership by Lars Sudmann

2 – The 6 Leadership Principles as TESLA & SPACEX via Elon Musk

3 – How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries by Adam Savage

4 – How Great Leaders Inspire Action by Simon Sinek

5 – How art, technology and design inform creative leaders 

6 – Speech at the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders by SafeVendor

7 – The Neuroscience of Leadership: Thomask Maak at TEDxESADE

ARTICLES & BLOGS

1 – African Science Needs More Leaders – Here’s How to Develop Them by Bernard Slippers and Eva Alisic

2 – Alexander Graham Bell (by History.com Editors) 

3 – How a Computer Science Background Makes You a Better Leader by Laurence Bradford

4 – Why Scientists Should Have Leadership Skills by Rowan Brookes, Bob Wong & Susie Ho

5 – Novel fabric could turn perspiration into power

6 – What Science Tells Us About Leadership Potential

7 – The Explosive Origins of Nobel Prizes

Thought-Provoking Questions

  • What is the connection between science & technology and leadership?
  • Why should leaders know about science & technology? 
  • What aspects of science & technology are relevant for leaders? What can it teach them? 
  • Why should people working in science & technology know about leadership?
  • What aspects of leadership are relevant for people working in science & technology?  What can it teach them? 
  • What are the different categories of science & technology? (For example: AI, computer science, environmental science, game design… etc) 
  • Who are some historical figures that we can learn about the connection between science & technology and leadership by studying? 
  • Who are the leaders in science & technology today that are role models for leaders?
  • How do cultural factors in individual countries affect the science & technology and leadership connection?

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