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Adrian A

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Botany, ecology, developmental psychology, educational psychology, learning sciences

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Why do some plants hate tap water?

This project will explore plant physiology by studying the effects of different water sources and filtration methods on house plants. Important topics will include: how do plants process minerals and chemicals in tap water? What solutions can home gardeners use to help their plants thrive? Learn how to conduct controlled experiments to test hypotheses.

How do school start times affect students' grades?

This project involves exploring current research on child and adolescent development as it relates to sleep. What do we know about children's and teen's sleep needs? How have some schools responded to this information? Learn how to gather quality information from different sources and synthesize to make a conclusion.

How do we know what we know?

This project will explore current theories on the nature of knowledge, how people acquire new knowledge, and how these theories impact education. Do teachers view knowledge similarly? Learn how educational researchers use interviews to understand how people think by using those interviews to gather information.

Completed Projects

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