Question: What do you like most about science and what inspired you to become a scientist

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  1. I really love science, and I am paid quite well for doing a job that I love so much I would do it for free in my spare time (don’t tell my boss! 🙂
    If I were doing any other job it would be hard work.
    What else do I like about it? The challenge of solving problems, the fun of putting computer programs together in ways no-one else has though of, working with other people who love science.


  2. I like how life as we know it relies on science in every way and I’m a very small part of the scientific discovery process. I’ve always wondered about the natural world, why things are they way they are and where it all came from, so it was a natural thing that I wanted to be a scientist. I’m just fortunate that I had the chance to become one.


  3. @shannon212 @marshmellows I love solving problems and science gives a great method to do that with. The process of finding out the background about a question, posing a question, collecting data and then analysing to contribute another piece of the puzzle towards solving bigger questions/problems is fun and meaningful.

    I read a book when I was around 14 called ‘Last chance to see’ – it was written by a well known sci-fi author and a far lesser-known zoologist. It was the story of their travels to try and see a whole lot of very different animals before they went extinct. That book and my love of animals got me interested in studying zoology and animal behaviour and well, I just haven’t looked back since! The more you learn, the more you want to learn… it’s kind of addictive! 🙂


  4. As for me, I like the challenge, and I like doing so many different tasks (working not only with my brain but also with my hands to build things) all with the goal of learning about the amazing world we live in.
    I was always good at math and science when I was in school, and my older brother studied physics at uni, so when I went to uni I decided to try that as well. I was in my second year at uni when I first saw pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope, and that is when I knew what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.