Candice Groat


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  • Organization
    Geoffrey GroatDDS INC

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    I work with CA native plants in the field and in a greenhouses CSUDH where we propagate plants from wild specimens I find in the field. I also research salinity tolerance in plants, both in the field and for my thesis.

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    After working as a registered dental hygienist for many years, I had lots of questions in my mind. So I enrolled in a genetics class and one thing led to another. I completed an MS program in biology with a thesis in plant biology and worked with the USDA on that project. I also continued to study other aspects of the environment related to plant biology after completing my degree and took many additional math, chemistry and geology courses.

  • 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):
    Basically, I loved science in high school.

  • Profile Question 3
    What is your favorite plant? Why?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    Brassica nigra is the plant I've studied for more than 15 years, both in the field and for research projects. I'm amazed at the adaptability and variably of this plant and have tested it for salinity tolerance for several years in a row,

  • Availability
    I am currently available for mentoring, please send me team match invitations

  • In addition to English, I am comfortable communicating with students in the following languages:
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  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?

Recent Posts

shscasesweeneyspring2022 project 8 Candice Groat

Hi Team, 

It sounds like you had a very revealing lesson about plant reproduction. What is your next step in your experimentation?  

shscasesweeneyspring2022 project 12 Candice Groat

Hi Team, 

This is a fascinating finding! I’m looking forward to learning more about your findings. You’re on your way to becoming scientists!  

shscasesweeneyspring2022 project 8 Candice Groat

Hello Cassius, Ryan and others if you’re there, I’m looking forward to hearing about your team project this semester. I’m happy you are already aware of how light can affect plants, this is such an important lesson to…


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