• Question: What made you want to become a scientist? and how young were you at the time?

    Asked by rose to Maureen, Bernard, Tiernan, Sonia, Mossy on 9 Nov 2018. This question was also asked by blangen, jodie, 398nenp47.
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      Bernard answered on 9 Nov 2018:

      I was about 15 years old when I decided on a career in science.

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      Maureen answered on 12 Nov 2018:

      I had a great teacher in secondary school who showed us all sorts of cool things about animals! I got hooked on them and can’t image working in anything else! I was probably about 14 when I decided to study science!

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      Sonia Lenehan answered on 15 Nov 2018:

      I was always into science ever since my parents got me a set of books and tapes called how my body works. So I loved science and anatomy and everything to do with the body and how it worked. As a little kid I really wanted to be a vet. I also had a big interest in the way the brain works when my sister was born blind. It wasnt until I went to college and saw all the amazing science that was going on that I realised that I wanted to research brain development.