Megan Kennelly


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  • Organization
    Kansas State University

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    I study diseases of horticultural plants (fruit, flowers, vegetables, trees, turf)

  • Profile Question 1
    Can you describe your attitude toward science when you were in high school?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    To be honest I was not super excited about my high school science classes but I loved being outside and learning about nature and plants in a more hands-on way. My parents took us hiking at state parks all the time.

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    It is tough when it is hard to get an experiment to work, or the data are confusing. Sometimes there are long hours. But it is rewarding when things finally do work.

  • Profile Question 3
    When and why did you decide to go into a science career?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    My career is a mix of research and discovery along with directly helping people who grow plants. I work with people who grow lots of different types of plants (fruit, vegetables, trees, grass, flowers). In that process I get to teach a lot of scientific principles to the public while helping them at the same time.

  • 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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