• Question: have you visted other scientists when they work?

    Asked by emccullagh784 to Amy, Drew, Julia, Kimberley, Sara on 22 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Amy MacQueen

      Amy MacQueen answered on 21 Jun 2011:


      Yeah I have visited lots of scientists in their labs – at Easter I went to visit a lab in Scotland where they were working on heart disease and diabetes. It was really interesting! I have not met the other scientists in the calcium zone though!

    • Photo: Julia Griffen

      Julia Griffen answered on 21 Jun 2011:

      Hey… Yes I’ve been lucky enough to visit BP, GSK and AstraZeneca who make oil and medicines. I have lots of friends who also reseach science in different fields to me. I often go and catch up and chat about science (of course other things) with them… It’s always interesting hearing what other people do, you can sometimes get bored of your stuff… Good Q!

    • Photo: Drew Rae

      Drew Rae answered on 21 Jun 2011:

      Yes, I’ve worked in a few different universities, and I visit other places often.

    • Photo: Sara Imari Walker

      Sara Imari Walker answered on 22 Jun 2011:

      Hello emccullagh! That is one of the coolest things about being a scientist – you get to visit other scientists!! I’ve visited a lot of scientists in my short career and even more exciting I’ve met some of my heroes! That is pretty amazing. To read someone’s work for years and then finally to get to meet them and discuss it in person. I love it =)