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Nora Gavin-Smyth

Profile

  • Time Zone
    Central

  • Organization
    Northwestern University

  • Role
    Scientist Mentor: I will mentor teams of students online

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    I'm interested in diversification of plants in the important biodiversity area known as the Eastern Arc Mountains in Tanzania. Impatiens have diversified in this area more than any other group of plants, so I study the genomes of Impatiens from this area to understand relationships between their populations and between Impatiens species.

  • Profile Question 1
    What is best about being a scientist?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    I like that I get to learn new skills and try out new technologies in the lab. But best of all is visiting amazing places and exploring something that I find interesting: plants!

  • Profile Question 2
    What is your favorite plant? Why?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    My favorite plant is the Baobob tree because of its giant trunk that looks so cool on the landscape. Plus, their fruit are delicious and they make the best juice!

  • Profile Question 3
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  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?
    2

Recent Posts

mhsmirandaaftwspring2024 project 3 Nora Gavin-Smyth

This sounds good, thank you for the updates. Great job fleshing out the real life scenarios and reasoning behind your hypothesis. I would push you one step further and ask: why/how do you predict salinity of the soil would affect plant growth?…

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vsnhsfrazerwosspring2024 project 3 Nora Gavin-Smyth

Hello team! I'm looking forward to hearing updates about what you have in mind for your investigation on the seeds!

mhsmirandaaftwspring2024 project 13 Nora Gavin-Smyth

Hello team! Great to meet you, and thank you for sharing your introductions. Do you have any ideas so far about your investigation? I'm looking forward to digging in with you all about agronomy!

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  • Challenges Student Thinking
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  • Encouraging
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  • Experienced
    Marina Borges Osorio
  • Knowledgeable
    Marina Borges Osorio
  • Responsive
    Marina Borges Osorio

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