• Question: When you were younger were there any shows that you watched that educated you about becoming a scientist or were you not interested at that time?

    Asked by Chris to Jonathan, Kellie, Kevin, Melissa, Stephanie on 2 May 2016.
    • Photo: Melissa Wilson Sayres

      Melissa Wilson Sayres answered on 2 May 2016:

      I loved Mr. Wizard and Bill Nye the Science Guy, but neither of them did the kind of work I’m doing now (computational biology).

    • Photo: Kevin Baker

      Kevin Baker answered on 2 May 2016:

      No TV shows, I decided to become a scientist when I was in college. But I did watch Bill Nye as a kid.

    • Photo: Jonathan Jackson

      Jonathan Jackson answered on 2 May 2016:

      I too watched Mr. Wizard, Bill Nye, and Kratt’s Kreatures. None of them did a whole lot of neuroscience, but they made it seem like ANYONE could do science. I believe that still.

    • Photo: Stephanie Moon

      Stephanie Moon answered on 3 May 2016:

      Hi Chris,
      I can’t think of any TV shows that inspired me to become a scientist, but I loved watching movies and reading books that were science fiction or mysteries. Those types of stories made me curious about how things work and probably made me more creative in my work now.

    • Photo: Kellie Jaremko

      Kellie Jaremko answered on 3 May 2016:

      Like Melissa I like Bill Nye and also Beakman’s world and Myth busters. I don’t think that these shows showed me how to be a scientist completely but I did learn about experiments and get excited to do science.