Phoebe Williams


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  • Organization
    College of William and Mary

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    Signal transduction in plants, plant response to stresses such as low light, phosphate and pathogens

  • Profile Question 1
    When and why did you decide to go into a science career?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    I wanted to understand how nature worked

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    There is always something new to think about and learn about.

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    We are always trying new experiments and sometimes they don't work. You have to analysis what went wrong to design a better experiment or ask a better question.

  • 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?

Recent Posts

Thunder Squad Phoebe Williams

interesting that you are measuring the root - but you are correct in taking care about what you are measuring.

yes, keeping plants watered is a challenge!

Thunder Squad Phoebe Williams

What a great graph! Your Y-axis is total growth? is this the sum of all your seedlings growth for each condition?  

What do you think happened between day 3 and 4?  Did your seedlings get smaller? 

Venus Flytrap Phoebe Williams

Hi Kirin,

Let me add some perspective to the experiment not going completely as planned.  In the lab, you would run pilot experiments - to test the experimental design, look for things that you have to modify etc. before you run your big…


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