• Question: What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a scientist in the future?

    Asked by anon-249968 on 17 Mar 2020.
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      Ioana Grigoras answered on 17 Mar 2020:

      My advice would be to read as much as you can and not be afraid to ask every question that you think of!

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      Nuru Noor answered on 17 Mar 2020:

      Be curious and focus on something that you find interesting and want to know more about – that way work will always feel like fun 👍

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      Sophie Arthur answered on 17 Mar 2020:

      My advice would be to be resilient. Everyone has down days and everyones experiments randomly stop working. Just get back up again and try again. Be curious – always want to know more and learn more so dont be afraid to ask questions. There is no such thing as a stupid question and if you dont understand something you wont be able to progress, so always ask!
      Finally, I would say always think out of the box. That could be for experiments but also for your career. Don’t leave science if you find it interesting but don’t want to do lab research. You can still be a scientist and work in other roles like communications or journalism or law or business etc. You don’t have to leave science, you can find alternative ways to find the best way to suit you and your interests

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      Paige Chandler answered on 17 Mar 2020:

      Do lots of reading on subjects that interest you, engage with science classes at school, and be determined! Life gets in the way of our goals sometimes, but the key is to just keep swimming 🙂

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      Kate Mitchell answered on 17 Mar 2020:

      Be curious, study what you find interesting, be prepared to work hard and don’t be afraid to ask questions and study things that you find hard.

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      M S answered on 17 Mar 2020:

      I would say be curious and dont limit yourself!

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      Robyn Kiy answered on 18 Mar 2020:

      Keep trying hard in your subjects at school, especially the sciences! And as the others have said, be curious – if you hear or read about something that interests you, pursue it and learn more about it! You might just think of something that no one else has yet!

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      Sarah Clarke answered on 18 Mar 2020:

      I would say work hard and get the best grades you can. Work out what interests you broadly – maybe biology or chemistry or physics rather than the final details and do some reading around the subject to get an idea of what people are working on right now. But above all be curious!

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      Andrea Kusec answered on 19 Mar 2020:

      Find something in science you absolutely love – as a scientist, you’ll end up focusing on a very specific aspect of it so whatever drives your curiosity and interest in the best thing you can do 🙂