• Question: how long have you been a scientist for?

    Asked by sausagesandwich to Akram, David, Gill, Jack, Laurence on 16 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Akram Alomainy

      Akram Alomainy answered on 16 Mar 2012:


      Well officially now for about 10 years since I got interested in the exact field I am in from the second year of my university degree 🙂

    • Photo: Jack Snape

      Jack Snape answered on 16 Mar 2012:


      It’s difficult to say when you become a scientist. I think Akram is right, probably at some point during your university degree. So for me, thats about 4 years

    • Photo: Laurence Harwood

      Laurence Harwood answered on 17 Mar 2012:


      After my first term at secondary school I knew I wanted to be a chemist. I know that sounds unbelievable but it is true. I was 11 and now I am a gezillion years old. So I guess that means I have been a scientist for ever…………

      Put it this way, I went to read chemistry at university in October 1972. That makes almost 40 years!!!! I bet your mun and dad aren’t that old. Where’s my wheelchair………..?

    • Photo: Gill Menzies

      Gill Menzies answered on 18 Mar 2012:


      I think, like Laurence, I have been interested in science nearly all my life – even my english essays at school were about climate change and environmental care – I just followed what interested me and I have a job I love now 😀

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