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Evelyn Webb Williams

Profile

  • Time Zone
    Central

  • Organization
    Chicago Botanic Garden

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

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  • Describe your teaching experience and interests in a brief public biography (200 words)
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  • How often do you allow your students to generate their own research questions and design their own investigations?
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  • How often do you lead students in extended investigations lasting more than a week in duration?
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  • Research Interests (300 words)
    I'm a conservation geneticist. I'm interested in genetic diversity at multiple scales. I work with many plants and ecosystems, but right now I work on prairie restoration.

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    My favorite plant is the Bur Oak tree, Quercus macrocarpa. I also really like potatoes because French fries are one of my favorite foods.

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    I get to do different things every day and set my own schedule. And I get to study plants!

  • 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):
    When I was little, I admired my aunt because she knew all the names of the plants. I wanted to know the names! Also, when she was in the field, she got to see a bear. That made being a scientist seem so cool.

  • Availability
    I am NOT available, please temporarily remove me from the available mentor list

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

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