• Question: why did you choose science as a career did anything or anyone inspire you?

    Asked by Demi-Lee to Rob, Imad, Fern, Christian, Carol on 19 Jun 2019.
    • Photo: Carol Wallace

      Carol Wallace answered on 19 Jun 2019:

      I think science chose me – I really like finding out what makes things work, how our body works. What happens when you eat food, how we convert it to energy.
      So many questions and the more you find out the more questions you want to ask.
      I think I’m just very curious about the world and our surroundings.

    • Photo: Imad Ouachan

      Imad Ouachan answered on 19 Jun 2019:

      I really enjoyed understand how and why thing happened. Add my love of Sci-fi TV shows films made want to be able to develop new things for living.

    • Photo: Fern Johnson

      Fern Johnson answered on 19 Jun 2019:

      I’ve always been interested in nature and animals, enjoyed science in school and studied Biology at university. My year 9 physics teacher said I could have a career in science, that really embarrassed me at the time! I don’t think I would be that bothered about being a ‘scientist’, but I really like my job because it combines health, computing and genetics. It’s always been the people that inspire me – stories about people with difficult lives trying to find an answer. There’s a section in the book ‘Genome’ by Matt Ridley that has stayed with me about a family with Huntington’s disease trying to find the gene that caused it.

    • Photo: Rob Ives

      Rob Ives answered on 19 Jun 2019:

      Ever since I can remember, I wanted to know how everything worked. I would often pull my toys apart, just to see how they worked inside (I wasn’t always able to put them back together though). I have also enjoyed nature and wanted to do something that made a difference. For me, science was a natural choice and when my secondary school chemistry teaches use to mess up their classroom experiments, apart from making me laugh, it also made me thing about ‘what went wrong’. Science is great.