Wow! I am very proud of winning the evolution zone in this year’s I’m a scientist, get me out of here!
It would be traditional to thank everyone who voted for me but the most important people here are all the great question askers. I’ve loved the variety of questions; from dinosaurs to the weight of volcanos and black holes to (my favourite) why sharks have ampullae of Lorenzini.
You guys are the next generations of great scientists, so if you are curious about the world, then get out there and ask all the questions you can think of… there is no such thing as a stupid question.
It doesn’t matter what you want to investigate, science covers pretty much everything. At school I never imagined I would study 60 million year old octopus fossils or 300 million year old worms!
I got asked a great question about how to get into medicine. I think that this applies to all of the sciences, so here is my advice to you as you begin your adventure:
- Work hard,
- Trust in yourself,
- Be passionate about science,
- Don’t believe anyone who says you can’t do it,
- Read, read and read some more,
- Try to get work experience as soon as possible (volunteering is always good),
- Stay curious,
- and most importantly, make sure it says fun!
This experience has reminded me time and time again why I love science. I hope that all five of us have inspired you with our answers to your questions.
Thank you to my fellow evolutionists and to the IASUK team. It’s been a great adventure.