Hanseul Nam “wants to study degenerative brain disorders after watching her grandfather “fade away little by little””.
She also tells of her earlier Year 3 science project –
We were meant to do something on ecosystems but we got sidetracked when we found a snail. It became the class pet but he died. We had a class funeral
She has won $30,000 as New Zealand’s top young high school scholar and intends to study biomedicine at Auckland University.
What motivated you to study science? Or to become a scientist.
Share it in the comments below – I’ll add mine there.
It’d be useful—and fun!—to show readers the range of reasons science appealed to us. Besides, I’d love to know why others got into science.
People who have moved since moved out of science are most welcome to contribute. After all, the majority of science graduate end up working outside of science.
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