Fawn Armagost


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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    Wetland ecosystems, threatened and endangered species, plants, the great American Bison

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    The best thing about being a scientist is being able to directly contribute to a community that can change regulations, laws, view points, and the lives of the average every-day person. The science world is constantly evolving and it is so fun to be a part of new topics, discoveries, and discussions, as well as testing your own hypothesis to potentially alter or strengthen these things!

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    Nepenthes ampullaria. This is a pitcher plant that was originally carnivorous (as are most pitcher plants), but evolved to catch falling leaves instead - so it's actually a detritivore!

  • Profile Question 3
    Can you describe your attitude toward science when you were in high school?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    Science classes were among my favorite, but not my most favorite. I really grew and developed in my love for science after entering college. What really started me on this path was my AP Biology teacher during my senior year of high school. His motivation made me wonder more about biology, which caused me to be where I am today... a happy scientist!

  • Availability
    I am NOT available, please temporarily remove me from the available mentor list

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

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