• Question: What makes you better than the other competitors why is your field so special?

    Asked by Johnny Sins to Tom, Rachel, Priya, Jessica, Dan, Beatrice on 11 Mar 2020. This question was also asked by ITB.
    • Photo: Priya Silverstein

      Priya Silverstein answered on 11 Mar 2020:

      Hmm it’s a hard question because everyone in this zone seems really cool! I think my field is extra exciting because of the impact it could have on education – maths is one of the subjects that students have the most anxiety around, so if doing something as simple as playing with Lego could help kids be better at maths and therefore increase their confidence, that’s very exciting to me.

    • Photo: Beatrice Hayes

      Beatrice Hayes answered on 12 Mar 2020:

      To be honest, I think all of the scientists would be worthy winners! I think my field is particularly special though because it is so important right now. The internet and tech in general is having such an impact on lives across the entire world, and so researching is relevant to everyone.

    • Photo: Jessica Pope

      Jessica Pope answered on 20 Mar 2020:

      I wouldn’t say I’m better than the other competitors, we’re all doing work that will help advance our knowledge of how children learn and develop. I think mine is special because whilst most teenagers won’t experience cancer, for those that do it can be absolutely devastating. So if my work can help people deal with that somehow, I’ll be happy 🙂