• Question: Why did you enter this competition?

    Asked by 925xygg26 to Gavin, Mark on 17 Nov 2016.
    • Photo: Mark Kennedy

      Mark Kennedy answered on 17 Nov 2016:

      I first tried to enter this competition 3 years ago – unfortunately, I’ve either been busy when the competition was one, or I wasn’t selected to be a scientist.

      I entered it initially because I think it’s very important to get kids and teenagers like you interested in science, and make you aware of all of the amazing research that’s going on in Ireland.

      This year, in particular, I entered and agreed to be a scientist because I’m very passionate about the podcast that we’ve started, and funding it is a lot more expensive than we thought it would be. So the €500 would help me make the podcast a reality.