• Question: What did you do to become a scientist

    Asked by aced18jar to Sharon, Peter, Peris, John, Emmanuel on 11 May 2022.
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      Peter Macharia answered on 11 May 2022: last edited 11 May 2022 10:10 am


      I am from a humble beggining and along the way the community played a big part in who I am today. I wanted to be able to give back to the community, contribute in making the world a better place and earn a living to support my familiy and those around me. I worked hard in subject that were key to my geospatial engineering career. After my first degree, I looked for mentors and work places that fit my dreams while enhacing my education through masters and PhD degrees

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      John Njogu answered on 12 May 2022:

      For me I only have an undergraduate degree and I am still looking for a master’s degree and go ahead to PhD. I would say that the community in which I was brought up really played a big part. They contributed towards my fees, and provided mentors who shaped me into the kind of person I am.
      I learnt early that I can never do this alone therefore I sought out exceptional individuals whom I respected and who I knew would be instrumental in my life. Even though some of them were not really in my field they helped me build networks that have proved beneficial in the long run