"[Scientists and engineers] teach us how to question assumptions; to wonder why something is the way it is, and how we can make it better. And they remind us that there's always something more to learn, and to try, and to discover, and to imagine -- and that it's never too early, or too late to create or discover something new.
That's why we love science. It's more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and to share this accumulated knowledge. It's a mindset that says that we can use reason and logic and honest inquiry to reach new conclusions and solve big problems."
- President Barack Obama, March 23, 2015