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My name is [Insert your name] and I'm the Liaison for this group. I will work closely with the Teacher to make sure things run smoothly during this session, so any issues that arise with your student groups can be brought to me.

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Stepping in for unresponsive mentor

Hey Team! I'm sorry your mentor hasn't had a chance to respond to you yet. I hope you don't mind if I step in for a minute.

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[Mentor name], what do you think? Is there anything else you would add?

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Announcement #1 - Mentor Introductions

Hey Mentors! I will be your Liaison for this session - I will communicate closely with the Teacher for this group and generally keep an eye on all of the projects. Tomorrow the students will be logging on for the first time (~12:45 pm). It would be great if you went ahead and introduced yourself on the project page. A good post would include your name, identifying yourself as the mentor, a little bit about what you do as a scientist, and maybe something fun (like pets you have or your hobbies).

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reminder 1

Hello Mentors,

Remember to check in on your teams this week. They are starting to post results from their experiments and are eager to get some feedback! Also, if you have not subscribed to project feed updates yet, please do so! You can do this by navigating to your team's project page and clicking on "Subscribe to feed updates" in the upper right.

-Julia Chapman, Mentor-Teacher Liaison

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Some of my favorites from the trips

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Introduction

Hi, I'm Rachel. I grew up in Montana and am currently an undergraduate student at Colorado State University. I study a certain type of plant that could be used to clean up polluted ecosystems. We call these plants "hyperaccumulators," because they can accumulate large concentrations of toxins. The process of using plants such as hyperaccumulators to get toxins out of the environment is called "phytoremediation."

When I'm not in class or in the lab, I really enjoy running, hiking, drawing, photography, and reading. But I also love doing plant science, and I'm excited to learn and experiment alongside you!

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Introduction

Hi, my name is Callie. I am a graduate student studying Plant Biology at the University of Georgia.

I am interested in how forest ecosystems respond to disturbance. A disturbance is a change in a plant's environment, and can be caused by a fire, a tornado, someone cutting down trees, and more. I want to know whether the soil carbon respiration is changed after these disturbances, and how long it takes for trees to grow in a disturbance so that it is no different than an undisturbed forest. I spend a lot of time outdoors measuring plants and soil to answer these questions.

Some of my hobbies include photographing plants, playing with my two cats, and reading fantasy books.

Please let me know if you have any questions about my research or what it is like to be a scientist. I look forward to working with you!

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Introduction

Hi! I'm Andries Temme. I work as a Postdoc at the University of Georgia. In my work as a postdoc I study the genomic and physiological basis of environmental stress resistance in plants in order to meet growing food security challenges. Next to my exciting research I enjoy running, the great outdoors and a lot of good coffee.

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Delicious genetic diversity in tomatoes!

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I want to use common sugary household liquid X on my plants.

First of all, why do you think you'd like to use this liquid on your plants? Do plants come in contact with this material or ingredients in this material in nature? Before we decide to pour random liquids on plants just to "see if they'll grow," let's think about reasons we might want to evaluate alternative strategies to providing nutrients to plants. Things we need to consider: What do plants need to survive and thrive? Will our research question lead to an answer that will have an effect on agricultural practices?

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How will X affect growth of Y?

Define growth.

Measuring/recording data

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