Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE is a space scientist whose passion is presenting science to a general audience and demonstrating that you ‘don’t need a brain the size of a small planet’ to understand, participate in and enjoy science! She studied at Imperial College London where she obtained her degree in Physics and her PhD in Mechanical Engineering; she has since spent her career making novel, bespoke instrumentation. She was awarded an MBE in 2009 and set up her own company Science Innovation Ltd which she conducts tours and other public engagement activities, showing school children and adults the wonders of space.
We caught up with Dr Maggie to find out why she’s taking time out of her busy schedule to be a part of the summer edition of the I’mPOSSIBLE conversation.
What interested you in taking part in the I’mPOSSIBLE conversation?
I think that it is a great opportunity to hear and share stories.
What are you most looking forward to about the event?
Hearing from the audience about their experiences, good and bad.
What do you hope the audience will take away from the event?
It would be great if people realised their real potential, we can really do so much.
Who on the panel are you most looking forward to meeting / sharing ideas with?
Hannah Pool, I meet her briefly before and would love to get a chance to hear more about her amazing story.