Samantha Wright

Gutted I couldn't answer many questions from Arthur Mellows Village College - there were some great ones coming in - I will try and answer if you ASK!

Favourite Thing: Any experiments and tests that involve me getting to do lots of hands-on interesting work, especially when I have some really interesting results at the end!



Bay House School and Sixth Form (1999-2006)


University of Bath, Mechanical Engineering (2006-2011)

Work History:

Various part-time jobs to help funds through my university degree, I particularly enjoy being a supervisory teacher on residential courses aimed at encouraging pupils to follow science and engineering careers.


University of Bath

Current Job:

PhD Researcher and various other things for the University

Me and my work

Currently researching for a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, which looks at anything which relates engineering to the human body. I’m concentrating on knee replacements though!

My Typical Day

After heading to campus, I spend the day doing a variety of work involving designing and using test rigs in the lab, reading research papers to catch up on what other scientists are doing, and meetings to discuss what ive been doing!

What I'd do with the money

Use it to fund scientists like me to be able to go into schools and run fun and hands-on science workshops so that pupils can get an idea of what its like to do science and engineering in their future careers.

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Enthusiastic, fun and generous!

Would you rather be a scientist or an athlete? And why?

A scientist! That way you get to do lots of ground-breaking research to help other people and you can still keep fit in your spare time… that and I like chocolate too much!

If you could have a body super power, what would it be and why?

Which Olympic event would you most like to win? And why?

What did you want to be after you left school?

Were you ever in trouble in at school?

What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?

Tell us a joke.