• Question: what is your ambition in life ?

    Asked by josh to Becky, Carrie, Kelly, Robin, Usaid on 13 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by mitch.
    • Photo: Robin Stafford Allen

      Robin Stafford Allen answered on 13 Mar 2012:

      @josh: You are just starting out but I am what most people would regard as an old fogy. I have had a family who are grown up now and I have has a brilliant working life, starting my making cars, then the body-scanner magnets that are in MRI systems, which I felt was a very worthwhile thing to work on, and now I am helping make a new, and I think, much better type of reactor that may help mankind for future generations. So my present ambition is to see the next generation fusion reactor actually work as intended, and then I will retire happy. Regards Robin…

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      Becky Selwyn answered on 13 Mar 2012:

      Hi Josh. I think I would like to teach people about engineering. I like explaining how things work and why they are important and I also like helping people to learn. I think I will keep doing my own projects as well though because it is fun being able to investigate things that interest you as much as you want. I would also like to have a family and I’m getting married next year, so I don’t just have ambitions for my career.

    • Photo: Usaid Rauf

      Usaid Rauf answered on 22 Mar 2012:

      My ambition is to be remembered for doing something great. To go down in history as “there was this dude named Usaid and he did something really great”.