Becky Zhong

Profile

  • Time Zone
    Central

  • Organization
    University of Minnesota

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    Plant breeding, crop production management, agroecosystem understandings, and diversified cropping landscape studies

  • Profile Question 1
    What is your favorite plant? Why?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    Soybean! Because it is the most important oil crop in the US.

  • Profile Question 2
    What was the first science experiment you ever designed? How did it turn out?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    Salt tolerance in rice. It was very interesting to see plant leaves change color and behave differently than the control.

  • Profile Question 3
    What is the coolest thing you have discovered or learned about plants?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    They have a very fascinating defense system against pathogens, diseases, and invaders.

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

Recent Posts

bhsladdspring2019 project 5 Becky Zhong

Sounds good Allie! Do you have any photo of your plants or are you going to take any photo of the experiment soon? I'd like to see the baby radish plants. Good observations and my question to you at this stage of your experiment is what do…

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bhsladdspring2019 project 5 Becky Zhong

Hi Allie,

Great response and I hope you are very excited about your radish experiment. One advice I want to give you and your group is that when you select three radish seeds for your study, it might be better to choose more than three and…

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bhsladdspring2019 project 5 Becky Zhong

Hi Rachel, Allie, and Katie,

I will be your group's mentor since we are short on mentors and while I am the mentor coordinator for our whole class, I am willing to step in and serve as your group's mentor too.

So I took a quick look at…

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