As part of National Science Week 2020 we asked Year 12 student, Luella Ansted, about her aspirations in science…
What Science subjects are you studying/have you studied?
I did Units 3-4 Biology last year and I’m doing 3-4 Chemistry and Physics this year.
What do you like most about studying science?
I love that the sciences, each in their own way, provides you with a better understanding of how the universe and the world works and I love that it can all be explained, or at least investigated, through science.
When was your interest in science first sparked?
I’m not too sure. I think the interest has always been there and I’ve just let it take me down the path I’m currently on.
Do you hope to study science beyond Year 12?
Yes! The aim is to study Mechanical Engineering at Swinburne, but nothing is set in stone, so we’ll see.
If you could one day have a career in a branch of science, what would it be?
If engineering works out, I just hope that whatever I’m doing is for the betterment of humanity. With issues around the climate in particular, I think it’s really important that more people consider their impact of their lives long term. If I can play a part in making that easier for people then I’ll be happy.
Tell us a favourite scientific fact
There are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on Earth. (Not sure if that’s super sciency but it’s definitely cool!)