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Safety Science

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Have you ever stopped and thought about all the ways science and engineering keep you safe? The fire-resistant uniforms firefighters wear were developed by materials scientists. The United States 911-emergency telephone system is the product of many engineers and telecommunication specialists. Tornado shelters are built by construction experts based on scientific data and design testing by engineers. Even the soap you use is specially formulated by chemists to keep you safe and healthy by washing away dirt and germs!

Explore the projects below to try your own hand at safety science and read more about how different STEM careers keep our family, friends, and communities safe.

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Safety Science in the News

Science Jobs that Save Lives

While many science, technology, engineering and math jobs work on issues that keep people safe, the jobs listed here have an everyday impact on safety and saving lives. While this list gives you a broad overview, there are many, many more STEM career paths that involve safety science.

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