• Question: who inspired you to be an engeneer

    Asked by ella to Ant, Dan, Matt, Mike, Steph on 15 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by 3214h, elizabeth64, meganx, emma, ryanb3698, directioners.
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      Stephanie Tomlinson answered on 15 Mar 2012:

      Nobody – i just followed the path of what suited me best and what I enjoyed most.

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      Anthony Hollingsworth answered on 17 Mar 2012:

      yeah the same for me pretty much. I do remember seeing something about the jet lab achieving fusion on the news when i was a kid and that had an influence too i think, unfortunately i dont remember the name of the guy they were interviewing about it tho 🙁

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      Dan Veal answered on 18 Mar 2012:

      I had a friend growing up who was older than me who had a job at NASA, and he built something that went up on the space shuttle, and he said he was an engineer. I didn’t really know what an engineer was but that sounded awesome to me so that really made a difference.

      I’d say take inspiration from other people, but don’t try to copy them, take bits and pieces of advice from lots of different people and stitch it together in your own personalised way!

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      Matt Maddock answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      I think it was me, really…

      My dad was a physicist and I got into science because of him. I studies physics too at University, but after that I realised that I enjoyed building stuff and getting my hands dirty, as well as the more esoteric pure science.

      Engineering seemed to fit the bill perfectly!