Amy Leigh Klocko


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  • Organization
    University of Colorado Colorado Springs

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    Currently, part of my research is investigating the impacts of an unintentional chemical spill on the growth and health of trees in our local watershed. I am collaborating with other researchers to see tree growth before and after the spill, measuring leaf traits to see how healthy the trees are this year, and quantifying the amount of the chemical present in the leaves.

  • Profile Question 1
    What is your favorite plant? Why?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    Hmm, I have so many favorites. I am a huge fan of unusual plants, like the corpse flower (biggest flower in the world!). I also love tea and chocolate, both of those come from plants.

  • Profile Question 2
    What is tough about being a scientist?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    One tough thing about being a scientist is that not all experiments work. Some don't work because of mistakes (we all make mistakes, scientists make tons of them!). Some don't give you the answer you were hypothesizing but that's ok, that's why it's a hypothesis.

  • Profile Question 3
    Can you share a funny/interesting lab or field story?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    One time I went to lunch after spending the morning in the greenhouse. Some of my friends kept looking at me a little funny and I didn't know why. Well, later I looked in the mirror and saw I had a huge pink tobacco flower stuck right to the top of my head! They are very sticky indeed. Turns out my friends thought I put it there on purpose for a funny sort of fashion accessory!

  • Help represent the outreach efforts of your societies. Please click all those organizations you are a member of:
    American Society of Plant Biologists
    national center for faculty development and diversity

  • In addition to English, I am comfortable communicating with students in the following languages:
    None of the Above

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

Recent Posts

Killer Kale Amy Leigh Klocko

Hi Killer Kale,


It looks like you are in the last stages of wrapping up your project.  I have a few last questions for you.  If you had the chance to repeat your experiment, what might you like to do differently?  Do you…

Killer Kale Amy Leigh Klocko

Hi Killer Kale,


I see you uploaded two very different styles of graph.  The line graph is informative for knowing the day, what are the two different bars for each treatment type in the bar graph?

According to your line graph…

Killer Kale Amy Leigh Klocko

Hi Killer Kale,

Thank you for the updated planting journals, it sounds like you are having a busy science class.  What are you doing  for the DNA lab?  It sounds interesting. 


I see you did some "number…


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