OIST Science Trip in Miyakojima was started at Miyako High School on June 9, participated by approximately 50 science major students. Dr. Maeva Techer, a postdoctoral scholar from OIST, explained about her career as scientist and her research theme, and gave some advices for the students.
Dr. Techer explained, “A scientist’s job is to make thorough searches and then discover something no one else has done found before. To do this, I work even traveling all over the world.”
Regarding her own research theme, she said, “My current research is on ticks parasitic to honey bees. Ticks can kill honey bees and also can move to other honey bees. While I was continuing my research, I also acquired a skill to collect honey. Sometimes, scientific research can be useful for making a living.”
She further continued, “Science research tends to be deemed as difficult and complex. However, there are a lot of things you can really enjoy. I hope those who aim to be scientists will be attentive to learn with passion, and pursue answers to questions thoroughly until getting some good results.”