Sharmila Gunasekaran

Sharmila Gunasekaran
Let’s Talk Science Volunteer at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s

Sharmila gets inspired by seeing students become more and more comfortable with asking questions about science!

Time volunteering with Let’s Talk Science: 2 years

Area of study: Ph.D. in Mathematics. My area of interest is mathematical physics. More particularly, I work on black holes and Einstein’s equations.

Inspirational Moment: It is always inspirational to see students ask questions without any hesitation. It is wonderful to see them excited about science to a point when hesitation doesn’t interest them any longer!

Favourite Let’s Talk Science volunteering activity: Exploration Mars

Why do you volunteer with Let’s Talk Science?: In addition to communicating science, Let’s Talk Science events are a great way to encourage more students to “raise their hand” and “go to the blackboard”