• Question: Why are you taking part in this?

    Asked by TaylorSwiftFan28 to Miriam, Laura, David on 16 Nov 2018.
    • Photo: David Ho

      David Ho answered on 16 Nov 2018:

      I think it’s really important to get students talking about science, and to show that we aren’t some kind of alien species. I think some people get the idea that you need to be a certain kind of person to be a scientist, and I don’t believe that’s the case.

      I’m very happy that I’ve participated, too! I’ve enjoyed the live chats and the amazing questions everybody’s come up with a lot, I’ll miss this when it’s over!

    • Photo: Miriam Hogg

      Miriam Hogg answered on 16 Nov 2018:

      I wanted to chat to students about my work and science in general. The best was to get into science it to meet people already in it. It kind of ‘humanises’ it a little and makes it less abstract for people. So its not just some scientist in a lab doing high tech stuff, its some PhD student like me sitting at a computer playing with code.

      I think students often have a lot of questions to ask and don’t know who they can ask so this also gives you a place to do that! Science Outreach in general I think it something that will really help people and society as a whole.