the SCIENTIFIC 23 – Amazing website interviews and profiles scientists about their careers and lives!! @sjblakemore

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Check out this awesome website, the Scientific 23, which interviews and profiles scientists, asking them 23 questions. The website was made possible by the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award 2013 awarded to Sarah-Jayne Blakemore.

We have interviewed a number of scientists and people who work in science-related fields, such as science policy, science journalism and science museums. Each interview consists of 23 questions submitted by teenagers. We hope the website can be used as a resource to provide secondary school students with an insight into different scientific professions, and in doing so perhaps encourage more young people to consider choosing science.

You can view the profiles and interviews with the scientists or people with science-related jobs. It is also possible to see what different interviewees answered to a particular question. Some questions are straightforward (What do you work on?), while others are much more interesting and thought provoking. Check out some of my favorites below!!

What did you want to do when you were 14?

When did you know you wanted to become a scientist?

How will your research benefit humankind?

What are you most proud of?

Who’s your favourite scientist and why?

What single thing would improve the quality of your life?