Simeon BalsonName: Simeon Balson

Degree coursePhysics

Graduation year: 2014

Occupation: Software Engineer

Most useful module: Looking back on it the most useful module for me was Computing in labs. Labs were my first exposure to computing and the experience I gained back then helped me enter the tech industry. That being said, my favourite units were Quantum Physics-related ones.

Tell us about an inspirational Black scientist who's inspired you and why: A Black mathematician that I admired growing up was Katherine Johnson. Her calculations had a significant role in the first manned missions to Space. I found her achievements especially inspiring as she is a Black woman whose successes came during a time where only white males were highly regarded.