• Question: Why did you choose to become a scientist

    Asked by 692smag38 to Annette, Dave, Jaine, Mike, Julio on 3 Nov 2016. This question was also asked by DavidMul04, 567smag36, 752smag24, UniCorr, PrincessMel, IEatPotNoodles, B, JLENNO.
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      Jaine Blayney answered on 3 Nov 2016:

      Thanks for the question. I became a scientist because I am curious (my Mum used to call me nosey) and I like learning. Being a scientist means that I can solve problems, related to the health of cancer patients, and keep learning. As a scientist you never stop trying to understand the world, there’s never a point at which you know it all. Are you interested in becoming a scientist? Jaine

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      Mike Whitfield answered on 7 Nov 2016:

      I’ve always been curious about how things work – I decided to become a scientist because I would be able to find out. The best part of being a scientist is that you never stop learning.

    • Photo: Annette Neill

      Annette Neill answered on 7 Nov 2016:

      I have a very enquiring mind so it gives my mind lots and lots of mental exercise almost every day.

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      Dave Concannon answered on 9 Nov 2016:

      If i’m honest it not where I always saw myself ending up. I started in Architecture but wanted to do something where I felt I was making more of a difference in peoples lives.

      The great thing about getting into science is that there are some many different things you can do within science and find something that you love and can also help others which isn’t the case with all careers.