Andrew C Willoughby

Profile

  • Time Zone
    Central

  • Organization
    University of Oklahoma

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    My research is to study how flowers grow into specific shapes, and how the environment interacts with this process.

  • Profile Question 1
    Do you have advice for students about preparing for a science career?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    If you're interested in being a scientist, my best advice is to get into a lab and conduct experiments as soon as possible! Science is fun, and research is rewarding, but it can be hard work. It's important to get a feel for research to see if you want to pursue it.

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    The absolute best thing about being a scientist is being able to do something new and different everyday. There's always a new technique to try or a new question to answer! A scientist is always learning how to do new things, and inventing new things when there is no one to teach you.

  • 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):
    I decided to become a scientist and study plants because I realized that the careers everyone was suggesting to me (engineer, medical doctor) didn't sound fulfilling. I always loved plants though, and was very excited about the potential for plant biology research to improve the world and human life. I saw plant biology as a way to be both challenged and fulfilled.

  • 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:
    (not set)

  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?
    2

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