Steve Furches


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  • Organization
    Lincoln Memorial University

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    Plant population genetics, hybridization, and floristics surveys

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    I am always learning something new. I think many students don't realize that teachers and professors are, in many ways, a student for life. Science is never boring because there is always more to learn. I also get to share what I learn with students.

  • Profile Question 2
    Can you share a funny/interesting lab or field story?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    I was in southern Georgia, knee-deep in a large pond, about 100 feet from the shoreline collecting plants from small mud islands. I noticed that my local guide, who had been helping me at other sites, was staying on the shore. I asked, "Are there gators in here?", to which he replied, "Oh yeah!"

  • 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):
    I enjoyed science very much, but I didn't particularly enjoy my science classes. I often felt unchallenged and uninterested. I did a lot of science reading on my own. Once I got to college I enjoyed my science classes much more.

  • 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?

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