• Question: how did you learn all of your scientific science and how do you learn it in an easy way

    Asked by rung1art to Luisa on 15 Mar 2024.
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      Luisa Islas answered on 15 Mar 2024:

      It took a lot of years! You start with the basics in middle school, and then start to learn a bit more advanced stuff in high school. These initial years will give you an idea of whether science might be for you.

      I then went onto to study a bit of physics and engineering at university. The engineering classes helped me understand that what I really wanted to do was more science focused, rather than engineering.

      In my country (Mexico), you need a PhD if you want to do research, so it was a very easy decision to continue my education 🙂

      A PhD normally lasts 3-5 years after you obtain your undergraduate degree, and it’s your chance to start developing your skills as an independent scientist. You learn a lot of lab techniques, data analysis, presenation skills, writting skills, and organization skills.

      I don’t think there’s an easy way to learn it, unless you’re a genius! I had to spend a lot of time reading and studying, but because I liked it so much, it didn’t feel like homework or work.

      The important thing is to find something that really interests you and to pursue it!