• Question: What age were you when you decided to become a scientist?

    Asked by city44den to Min, Marcello, Katie, Israel, Dheeraj, Aoife on 8 Nov 2019. This question was also asked by Vanessa, pass44ear, sophia atkinson.
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      Israel Ikoyi answered on 8 Nov 2019:

      I was 14. My elder brother is a scientist. He came home then and I took some of his books on chemistry and biology to read. I asked him a lot of questions and he showed some cool science stuff and I immediately got interested. He later gave me grinds in Maths and Physics while preparing for my leaving Cert.

    • Photo: Min Yap

      Min Yap answered on 11 Nov 2019:

      I was 17. We did a semester long project that got me into research and I’ve never looked back since.

    • Photo: Katie Starsmore

      Katie Starsmore answered on 11 Nov 2019:

      I wanted to become a vet when i was about 10 years old which is essentially a scientist. But I only decided I wanted to enter research last year!

    • Photo: Aoife McHugh

      Aoife McHugh answered on 11 Nov 2019:

      I was probably in my 20s already studying science in university. I studied science as I knew a science degree can open the door to many different jobs. At that stage I wasn’t sure if I wanted to stay in science long term. In the summer after my 3rd year of university I done a placement in a lab and I loved it. I haven’t looked back since.