Aline Rodrigues de Queiroz

Profile

  • Time Zone
    Central

  • Organization
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    I am interested in plant physiology and development.

  • Profile Question 1
    When and why did you decide to go into a science career?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    I decided to be a scientist when I was 10 years old. I was inspired by a teacher who described himself as a biologist and explained to me the amazing things he studied as a scientist. I was fascinated with what he described and decided to be a biologist like himself.

  • Profile Question 2
    What is your favorite plant? Why?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    My favorite plant is Arabidopsis thaliana. I am fascinated with the contributions this little plant have made for many fields of study such as genetics, physiology, and development.

  • Profile Question 3
    Do you have advice for students about preparing for a science career?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    My advice would be: read a lot and ask many questions! Read books, magazines, and social media articles about science. The more you read, the more you will learn about what fields of science interest you the most and what are the major questions scientists are working on in this field. Talk to your teachers, college students, graduate students, etc. Ask them many questions, they have been in your shoes and will be happy to help you succeed!

  • Help represent the outreach efforts of your societies. Please click all those organizations you are a member of:
    Botanical Society of America

  • 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?
    3

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