• Question: who is assking the best questions?

    Asked by xxbradistanxx to Jamie, Kat, Mark on 25 Mar 2011 in Categories: .
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      Mark Hill answered on 25 Mar 2011:


      This is a difficult one. With over 300 questions by e-mail, in addition to all the chats, it is difficult to choose. I did highlight some 5 questions for another student, that I thought were a good sample of the overall quality throughout the two weeks. This is a fantastic event and second only to doing a lecture and practical session for students.

      Thank you and all of your fellow students for your enthusiasm.


    • Photo: Jamie Pringle

      Jamie Pringle answered on 25 Mar 2011:

      Hello xxbradistanxx,

      There have been so many! Over 300 set questions and loads in the live chats!

      Off the top of my head – bones has been asking the most, and a lot have certainly made me think, about evaluating the usefulness of my search techniques, or suggesting complex criminal scenarios and how we would go about solving them.

      I seem to remember you asking me about ranking our perceived usefulness from 1-10 which was illuminating!

      I have just enjoyed answering a host of questions from you all, from why I wanted to be a scientist, what I do from day to day, how I help society, how can I be a scientist etc. All the way to ‘enthuse me about science!’ and asking us about ourselves – which is nice and hopefully makes you more confident about science, and even the experts dont know about everything just quite a bit about a particular subject.

      Been a mad two weeks hasnt it!