This week at the lab, 17 students from Tallahassee area schools are starting the Middle School Mentorship program. For the rest of the semester, these students will spend every Friday morning in a laboratory setting working on a science project with a MagLab mentor. The 10-week experience will culminate in a public presentation of their research attended by lab scientists and researchers, teachers, parents and the general public. Representing eight different schools, this year's crop of "mentees" is the largest and most diverse in recent memory, said program coordinator Carlos Villa.
Photo by Stephen Bilenky