Sampurna Sattar


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  • Organization
    Penn State University

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    Plant-insect Interactions, molecular biology

  • 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 was a high school senior when I read about scientists engineering bacteria that could clean up oil spill in the oceans. At that very moment I knew that wanted to become a scientist!

  • 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 always liked plant biology. I found plants were so diverse and so interesting.

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    I don't have to wear a business suit and uncomfortable shoes to work!

  • 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

Core Four Sampurna Sattar

Hi Skylar,

I am glad you got to do some hands on experimetn in class. Soil composition and texture is indeed important for plant growth, especially something to keep in mind for improving yeild of economically important agricultural crops. Clay…

Core Four Sampurna Sattar

Hello Skylar!

Great to hear about your interest in plants and gardening. So you have some hands on experience with plants...specially germinating seeds.  So what are the things we need to make seeds germinate? Can we design an experiment…

Core Four Sampurna Sattar

Hello! I am your scientist mentor and I am looking forward to help you understand the world of plants better.  Do you have a specific research question about plants? Let me know! I will be happy to talk to you about your research and help you…


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