Chika Charles Nwugo


  • Time Zone

  • Organization
    North Carolina State University

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    Stress tolerance in plants. Ecosystem Diversity. Plant Physiology. Plant Pathology.

  • 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):
    I was very involved and took classes in Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics very seriously.

  • Profile Question 2
    What is the coolest thing you have discovered or learned about plants?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    Unlike animals, which are mobile, plants are unable to move away from stressful situations. As such, they have developed the most robust stress tolerance mechanisms that enable them withstand extreme changes in environmental patterns much better than animals.

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    It can feel lonely at times, especially when you find it difficult to discuss what you are doing to people closest to you, like family members, because they wouldn't understand.

  • 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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