Kevin J Badik

Profile

  • Time Zone
    Pacific

  • Organization
    The Nature Conservancy

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    I'm interested in conservation, community ecology, and how fire interacts with plants.

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    I think carnivorous plants are the coolest! My favorite is probably Darlingtonia californica, also called the cobra plant or California pitcher plant.

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    Working in science can be very rewarding, but it can also be very frustrating. You can work on a problem or experiment for a long time before you figure it out. You need patience, which isn't always easy.

  • Profile Question 3
    What is best about being a scientist?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    I like trying to solve problems, and as a scientist I get to do that. Also, because of my job I've had the chance to travel and work in some amazing places, like Alaska, China, and the Sierra Nevada mountains. Some days, it doesn't feel like a job at all!

  • 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?
    2

Recent Posts

Group 3 Lennox, Tonquez, Christian, Franko Kevin J Badik
said

Hey Team!

How are things going? Any results or updates for me?

Block 3 Group 3 Rachel, John, Doug Kevin J Badik
said

Hey team!

How are things going? Have you had any ideas about what kinds of research you want to do?

Group 3 Lennox, Tonquez, Christian, Franko Kevin J Badik
said

Hey team!

I took a look at your project info. Seems like a good question! You talked about changing the light bulb every 3 trials. How many trials are you going to do?

Skills & Endorsements

  • Challenges Student Thinking
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  • Encouraging
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  • Experienced
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  • Knowledgeable
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  • Responsive
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