• Question: Would you be prepared to come into schools and plan fun events which help students learn?

    Asked by sheikhyy to Meeks, Pete, Stephen, Steve, Tom on 14 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
    • Photo: Stephen Curry

      Stephen Curry answered on 13 Jun 2010:

      I would certainly be prepared to do things like that. I have already gone into primary and secondary schools (though mainly the ones that my children attended) to give talks and help with experiments.

      In one class, we managed to grow crystals of proteins, which we need be able to do to work out what the protein looks like using X-ray crystallography. There’s more of an explanation of this in the video mentioned in my profile.

    • Photo: Tom Hartley

      Tom Hartley answered on 13 Jun 2010:

      Yes. It’s sometimes difficult to fit this sort of thing in with my other work, but I really enjoy it and I also think its a very important part of being a scientist – that’s why I wanted to be in this contest.

    • Photo: Steve Roser

      Steve Roser answered on 14 Jun 2010:

      Yup – I really enjoy doing this already, and have been involved in a couple great events in local schools, various science fairs and a lot of lectures/demonstrations. Its always great fun to meet pupils especially those who are already excited by science. Getting over how exciting science is is a big part of why I like it

    • Photo: Marieke Navin

      Marieke Navin answered on 14 Jun 2010:

      Yeah I would LOVE to come to your school. I’d love to give you a talk about what I do and think of some fun interactive demos that i’m sure you would love. Invite me! 🙂