• Question: What inspired you too become a scientist? Have you always wanted to become one?

    Asked by emilyt to Sam, Katie on 21 Jun 2011. This question was also asked by karlygal99.
    • Photo: Sam Tazzyman

      Sam Tazzyman answered on 21 Jun 2011:

      I didn’t always want to be a scientist – I didn’t even really know how one became one until recently. I studied mathematics as my first degree, then I didn’t know what I wanted to do so I went travelling for a bit and worked odd jobs. Then I looked online and found an interesting PhD course in mathematics and biology and thought it sounded cool. And that’s how I got into evolution.

    • Photo: Katie Marriott

      Katie Marriott answered on 21 Jun 2011:

      When I was younger I wanted to be a pathologist. This is a doctor who looks at how people died – I was a bit odd as a child!

      But then I started to like Chemistry more and more so I am a Chemist.

      My teachers were very good at school and they made the lessons fun and exciting, especially my chemistry teachers!