Jordan Zager

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  • Time Zone
    Pacific

  • Organization
    Washington State University

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

  • 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):
    When I was 16, I learned about the potential of agal-based biofuels and the idea of maximizing plant output to further advance society and to utilize science to build a better future was something that immediately directed me toward a career in science.

  • Profile Question 2
    What was the first science experiment you ever designed? How did it turn out?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    My first project as an undergraduate researcher was to develop a method to determine the hardiness of seed pods from mutant lines of the oil-seed crop Camelina. After a few months of trying different methods, I finally found one that yielded consistent data and lead to some positive results. As far as I know, that method is still being employed in that lab

  • 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):
    (not set)

  • 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?
    2

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