In honour of Black History Month we will be recognising notable contributions to the STEMs from people of African origin. Today on the last day of the month I want to recognise You..
Born in any part of the world no one could predict where your future was gong to take you, but now here you are. Here you are in a position to make a difference in your little corner of the world. You could hold all manner of degrees or none at all but a passion for science will shine through regardless of where you find yourself.
So today I want to recognise all the children now learning about the states of matter and anyone who just solved their first simultaneous equation, for me that was a joy. Teenagers learning about properties of light and young adults teaching themselves how to code. It is never too late to make your contribution to STEMs and inspire a new generation to pursue a life in science with all its limitless possibilities. It is impossible for us all to become world renowned scientist in our field but it is also impossible for one person to reach everyone in the world. So impact those around you and make the most of every opportunity because according to physicists time is finite and the biologists are sure that if a disease does not take you away from this earth, the shortening of your telomeres eventually will.