Nora Mitchell

Profile

  • Time Zone
    Central

  • Organization
    University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    I am interested in understanding why many closely related species of plants have leaves that look very different from each other, and how the leaves help the plant live and acquire nutrients. These differences may be due to the environment in which the plant lives, or to their the evolutionary past: the environment that their ancestors lived in and what their ancestors looked like. In the past I researched plants in South Africa, but now I study hybridization in sunflowers in Texas!

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    I love being able to make new discoveries and share knowledge with students of all ages! My jobs lets me combine many skills/technique, including teaching, working outside, lab work, statistics, and writing!

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    My favorite plant might have to be the lilac, even though it's not native to where I'm from, it's my city's flower and we even have a festival every year for it! The smell always reminds me of home.

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  • Availability
    I am currently available for mentoring, please send me team match invitations

  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?
    1

Recent Posts

The BumbleBees Nora Mitchell
said

Thanks all! It's been a pleasure. I hope you've learned something about plants and plant growth, as well as the scientific process!

The BumbleBees Nora Mitchell
said

Sorry, let me clarify. How can you quantitatively (using statistics) tell if the control and experimental group differed in their response (height/growth)?

The BumbleBees Nora Mitchell
said

Hi all,

 

Are you done collecting your data? You have some interesting trends in the graph! Is there any way to quantitatively tell if the control and experimental groups were actually different?

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