• Question: whats it like being a scientest?

    Asked by asks499asp on 5 Feb 2024. This question was also asked by drew1fad, task1app, keep1huh, chat1aft, grew1bods, next1sewn, EmiliaB.
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      John Turner answered on 5 Feb 2024:


      If I could sum up being a scientist in one word for me it would be engaging!

      My job has reasonable variety in what I do, with a balance of practical lab work and working with the results. In my job as a scientist I get to be creative in making new ideas for things I want to try/test. As a scientist I also get to make a real difference to the world. I design new catalysts for petrol cars that remove harmful gases in the exhust, when I get an improvement my catalyst is used cars reducing the emissions into the atmosphere. It’s great to have a job where you are helping the world to be a better place, and a scientist is a great way to achieve that.

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      Martin McCoustra answered on 13 Mar 2024:


      It’s fun… really good fun. Where else can I get to do what I want to do and tell people about it?

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      Sinthu Thakur answered on 12 Apr 2024:


      Being a scientist is very rewarding! I get to help others who are in need of help and I like to think I am a part of making a difference to their lives.

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      Amy Rattenbury answered on 12 Apr 2024:


      Being a scientist is really exciting and rewarding! It’s a bit like being an explorer, where you get to discover new things about the world and how it works. Every day can be different. One day you might be doing experiments in a lab, the next you could be out in the field collecting data, or you might spend time analysing your findings and writing them up so other people can learn from your discoveries.

      One of the best parts about being a scientist is the sense of curiosity and the thrill of solving puzzles. You often ask questions that no one has answers to yet, and then you use your skills and knowledge to find those answers. It can be challenging because experiments don’t always work the way you expect, but it’s also very rewarding when you finally figure something out or when your work helps make a difference in the world.

      Plus, as a scientist, you’re always learning. Whether it’s from your own research or from others in the field, there’s always something new to discover. It’s a career that really keeps you on your toes!

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