• Question: are you good at science

    Asked by must499ted to sandrarobertson, Michael C, Eileen, Bruno Silvester L, rosiewatts, Hradini K on 13 Mar 2024. This question was also asked by east1age.
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      Eileen Xu answered on 13 Mar 2024:

      I hope so! There are so many ways to define being “good at” science that it’s hard to measure it. It’s not just about memorising facts – I’d say that curiosity is the biggest thing you need to be “good at” science, or good at research at least.

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      Sandra Robertson answered on 17 Mar 2024:

      It is hard to define what ‘good at science’ means. I have been successful in my job, and have had successes with the work I have been tasked with, if that is good at science. I like to think I am good at science or at least the bit of science I need to do my job. I think with science you are always learning, as there are always new things to challenge us, like the Covid-19 pandemic recently. It challenged the way we worked and thought about things. I think to be good at science you have to keep trying, keep learning, and keep fighting for the answers, there is still so much about the world we live in that we don’t know.

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      Bruno Silvester Lopes answered on 17 Mar 2024:

      Yes 🙂

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      Michael C Macey answered on 2 Apr 2024:

      My worst ever grade was in Microbial Ecology – the very field I work in now! I agree with the other posters that being good is sometimes hard to quantify, but my science gets published, my students learn well and know they can come to me with problems and I get to use cool lab equipment, so I think so.