• Question: What is the best thing about being a scientist?

    Asked by Hannah & Emma to Emma, Stephen on 16 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Stephen Rhatigan

      Stephen Rhatigan answered on 16 Nov 2017:

      I like science because I get to work on stuff that I am interested in and everyday I get to learn something new. Science scratches that part of your brain that loves puzzles and riddles.
      The best thing about being a scientist is when what you are working on works – most of the time it doesn’t. If the results of your experiment or simulation are good then that’s a great feeling.
      There are other perks too – you get to travel, meet new people, talk about your work and learn about theirs.

    • Photo: Emma Hanley

      Emma Hanley answered on 16 Nov 2017:

      I like learning about new stuff and also being able to share research on science with others. Also getting to travel to new places is good.