Hennik Research, publishers of The Manufacturer, are delighted to have been invited onto the board of trustees of the Young Scientists Journal. Peter Osborne reports on what this means to UK manufacturers.
If you have ever wondered where to find the brightest young scientific talent in the world, wonder no more, for it lies between the covers of the Young Scientists Journal (YSJ).
This extraordinary magazine is written and produced entirely by young people aged 12-20 from across the world. It shines a brilliant spotlight on just how passionate and wide-ranging their interest in science can be.
With articles from ‘Pure acetylsalicylic acid synthesis’ to ‘Quantum teleportation’ and ‘Tennis and drugs’, it is clear this interest embraces pure research, future science and realworld issues such as drugs in sport.
The magazine comes out twice a year, and acts as a showcase for the best articles that regularly flow through their website www.ysjournal.com.
The students also stage conferences to bring together young scientists, teachers and scientists (the next one is on 12 October at Queens’ College Cambridge). A series of YSJ hubs around the UK and the world bring young scientists together in schools and universities to work on projects and articles for the magazine.
The role of The Manufacturer will be to act as the registered publisher of the YSJ and on-call mentor to the production team.
More importantly, our role will include opening the door of this incredible community to manufacturers who not only believe in supporting young science, but who also recognise that here is where they might discover the future talent that could transform their business.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for us,” said Nick Peters, editorial director at The Manufacturer. “It is so rewarding to be able to help these enthusiastic, committed and talented young people, and if in the process our unparalleled connections with the manufacturing sector can benefit both parties, we’d call that an excellent result.”
What might that mean to you as a manufacturer?
The YSJ team would be delighted to get some support for their publishing and conference activities, in the form of sponsorship and advertising. In return, you could develop a partnership with them that showcases your commitment to STEM education and the career opportunities that exist for bright young people in manufacturing.
And you would be pushing at an open door. Currently, YSJ team members are disproportionately focused on careers in medicine and the pharmaceutical sector because that is very much more on their radar than manufacturing (where have we heard that before?). It’s time to let them know the brilliant careers manufacturing can offer!
If you would like to know more about these opportunities, email: [email protected].
This article first appeared in the June issue of The Manufacturer magazine. To subscribe, please click here.