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The story of government science and engineering

The Government Science and Engineering (GSE) story showcases the work of scientists and engineers across government.

The ‘GSE story’, a visual history of important work of scientists and engineers across government is published today (5 September 2016) by Sir Mark Walport, Head of Government Science and Engineering. It aims to build pride in, raise the profile of, and encourage fresh talent into the GSE profession.

As well as showcasing the important role that scientists and engineers have played across the centuries, the ‘GSE story’ also highlights examples of innovation and collaboration happening today.

Sir Mark Walport, Head of Government Science and Engineering, has said that:

The GSE story highlights how science advice and evidence adds value to government decision making. It showcases examples of how the work undertaken by government scientists and engineers has an enduring global impact, in areas such as poverty, disease, climate change, crime and counter-terrorism.

The story should be an inspiration for a new generation of scientists and engineers to join the Civil Service bringing fresh talent into the GSE profession.