Winnie Ho


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  • Organization
    UW Seattle

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    I am fascinated by the wide diversity of plant smells, and am currently working on how carnvivorous plants produce smells to attract insects.

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    My favorite plant is the Amorphophallus titanum - it has great PR potential, smells fantastic, and in many years sends up a single leaf - no stem, no flower, just a leaf the size of an umbrella!

  • Profile Question 2
    Can you describe your attitude toward science when you were in high school?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    I wanted to be a vet when I was in high school! But I was always very interested in natural history - I loved looking at plants, and had an aquarium where I made "field notes" about all of the fishes in it.

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    The best thing about being a scientist is that you have the whole of the world at your hands. You have the tools to ask about how and why it works!

  • Help represent the outreach efforts of your societies. Please click all those organizations you are a member of:
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  • Availability
    I am currently available for mentoring, please send me team match invitations

  • In addition to English, I am comfortable communicating with students in the following languages:
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  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?

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