• Question: what is something you want to achieve

    Asked by nans499age on 1 Feb 2024.
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      Martin McCoustra answered on 1 Feb 2024:


      This is an interesting question for someone my age and position. I’ll answer by saying that I want to see the current project that I’m running on the role of metal atoms in catalysing the chemical evolution of space work and the researcher on it get a more long term position.

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      Bruno Silvester Lopes answered on 1 Feb 2024:


      Develop cures for infectious diseases and certain types of cancer

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      David Bremner answered on 2 Feb 2024:


      This may sound corny or like a cliche but i’ve already achieved what i want to through my work as a STEM ambassador.

      My aim is to challenge stereotypes towards STEM, increase diversity awareness and show that STEM is for everyone. If after running an activity or a workshop if one child goes home and relays a fact or piece of information they got from what we covered then i have achieved what i set out to do.

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      Alexander de Bruin answered on 2 Feb 2024:


      I measure my success in the impact that I have on the people I work with and on the world. I most want to have a happy and high-performing team of people working for me, and be able to contribute to the world being a healthier place to live through the products we invent.

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      Erin Pallott answered on 2 Feb 2024:


      Completing my PhD would be pretty nice! I’m focussing on that first, then I can dream bigger.

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      Margaret Laurie answered on 2 Feb 2024:


      Throughout my career as a scientist this has changed – from thinking about specific projects and accomplishments (e.g. finishing the PhD, get this job) to more general wishes (e.g. make a significant impact for autistic children).

      I think I’d like to keep doing what I’m doing, in the best way that I can.

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      Chigozie Onuba answered on 2 Feb 2024:


      Finishing my doctorate and continuous support and training of future Biomedical Scientists, mentoring of colleagues and more public engagement in schools, colleges and universities to raise the profile of Biomedical Scientist profession even more.

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      Rachel Edwards answered on 2 Feb 2024:


      I want to be able to communicate science to all sorts of different people – especially at the moment working out how to adapt physics experiments so I can take them into SEND schools and help them to do their own science experiments.

      My personal dream has to be giving the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures. One day maybe…

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      Alessio Spampinato answered on 2 Feb 2024:


      Having my instruments working in space. Right now, I am working on instruments that takes a lot of space in a laboratory, so they can eventually be much smaller and robust. I can’t wait to get to that stage and see what I am working on launched into space.

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      Hannah Scholes answered on 2 Feb 2024:


      What an interesting question! I suppose I would still like to work towards a PhD, someday, working in cancer research and looking at haematological malignancies (blood cancers/leukaemias).

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      Sharron Kenny answered on 5 Feb 2024:


      i would like to know that the work i do has helped to make the work a cleaner and healthier place for everyone. to have helped with the development of batteries like i have in the past. hydrogen fuels as i am starting to now. and what we currently do through catalysts to remove nasties from the air and from fuels making them cleaner. when we eventually become carbon neutral and the vehicles we use no longer harm the earth we live on. i can look back and say with pride. i did some of that. 🙂 sometimes dreams dont have to be big just a little can help alot.

    • Photo: Michael Schubert

      Michael Schubert answered on 5 Feb 2024:


      My biggest goal is just to be happy and useful! I want to live a life where I am happy, love my work, and can see it making a positive difference. I don’t think I could be happy if I weren’t also being helpful to other people or the world in some way.

    • Photo: Kirsty Ross

      Kirsty Ross answered on 15 Feb 2024:


      To leave the world a better place than how I found it.

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