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CAHNRS Department of Horticulture Genomics Lab

Undergraduate – Amanda Porter

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Amanda Porter


Your name and what is/was your background (what is your major, why science, etc)?
Amanda Porter-Chemical Engineering-Enjoyed math and science

Why did you decide to join a research lab? How did the experience compare to what you had expected?
I decided to join a research lab to gain real world experience and test my knowledge beyond written exams.

What was cool, exciting or most interesting about your time in the lab?
It was interesting to help develop a product that could be used in the future for emergency situations such as a destroyed crop or natural disaster.

If there is something in particular you learned or discovered that you’d like to share with others, please take a moment to tell us about it.
This experience provided me with the skills necessary to work together with other people through an entire process including but not limited to planning and completion.

If you would recommend conducting research in a science lab to others, what would you tell them to get them interested in the idea?
Find something that truly interests you and pursue it.

We’d love to know what you’re up to, so please give us a brief description of where you are working or going to school now.
Studying Chemical engineering, junior year WSU.