• Question: what got you interested in science and why do you think i should vote for you?

    Asked by cakeey4 to Antoine, Daniel, James, Julie, Saima on 17 Nov 2013.
    • Photo: James Hickey

      James Hickey answered on 17 Nov 2013:

      Hey cakeey4!

      My interest in science started when I was a young, maybe around 7 years old. I wasn’t really interested in reading story books so my parents got me science books and encyclopaedias instead. I used to read these and think up experiments I could do. I always wanted to know why and how different things happen. Then I discovered my love for volcanoes and that inspired me to go to university and study a geoscience degree.

      I’m not going to say why I think you should vote for me because I don’t want to influence your decision (…that’s not very good sporting/competition behaviour). In mine and the other scientists profile pages you can see how we would spend the money if we won. You should check them out and vote for your favourite 🙂

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      Julie Speakman answered on 18 Nov 2013:

      Hey again Cakeey4!

      I think the thing that first got me interested in science was working out how things work and why things behave in the way they do. I think it was a bit like being given some X-ray glasses, which let you see or to imagine all these things going on underneath the surface that you can’t see with your own eyes – like atoms and forces and magnetism. I think the other thing is that it is sometimes hard! I think I probably enjoyed the challenge of science.

      Like James wisely said, I’m not helping you with the voting thing either….it’s your choice!! Trust your gut instinct!

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      Saima Rehman answered on 18 Nov 2013:

      I think my interest developed when we started doing small practicals in school. I was always attracted toward scientific reasoning. Then some science competitions at school level were enough to sparkle the candle of my love for science. I had a dream to go for higher and higher studies and to do something really important which would save human lives. I think, my contribution would have a positive impact, and I am glad for this.
      About voting, it is your right, use it for the right person 🙂