• Question: Are you modest about being a scientist, or do you tell anyone you can?

    Asked by barney to Iain, Jo, Leo, Mariam on 23 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
    • Photo: Joanna Watson

      Joanna Watson answered on 23 Jun 2010:

      I don’t usually tell people until I get to know them. Being a scientist is great, but I don’t show off about it because other people do really great things too!

    • Photo: Mariam Orme

      Mariam Orme answered on 23 Jun 2010:

      If it comes up in conversation – if someone asks what I do for a living – then I tell them. But I don’t go around shouting about it!

    • Photo: Iain Moal

      Iain Moal answered on 23 Jun 2010:

      If jobs come up in conversation, then I’ll mention it, but otherwise I don’t see why I should. When I get my doctorate, I certainly don’t expect people to call me Dr. Moal. I would be much more comfortable being called Iain, because thats my name.

    • Photo: Leo Garcia

      Leo Garcia answered on 23 Jun 2010:

      I am very proud to be a scientist so if people ask me what I do I am very happy to tell them all about my work! I’m at the start of my science career so I haven’t done very much to be modest about yet! But I do find my work interesting and I like telling other people about it.