Middle School Mentorships

Middle School Mentorships

In this program, students from participating middle schools in Leon County, Florida, have the chance to conduct a semester-long research project at the MagLab.

Mentorship is a professional, working alliance in which individuals work together over time to support the personal and professional growth, development, and success of the mentor and mentee by providing career and personal support.

The program shows them how real-world science is conducted and what kinds of careers they could pursue in the field.

Each mentorship begins with an orientation at the lab, where students meet the Magnet Lab researchers who will be their mentors. For the rest of the semester, students spend every Friday morning in a laboratory setting working on a science project. The 10-week experience culminates in a public presentation of their research attended by lab scientists and researchers, teachers, parents and the general public.

To Apply

The application deadline is August 31, 2020 at 5pm EST.

Complete an online application.

Important dates:

  • Orientation: September 9, 5:30-6:00 p.m.
  • First day of mentorship: September 11, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Final presentations: December 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Required documents

Parent or legal guardian must download and complete a docxconsent form and docxteacher recommendation form, then scan and email it to (villa@magnet.fsu.edu), OR mail it to:


Attention: Carlos Villa
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
1800 East Paul Dirac Drive
Tallahassee, FL  32310

For more information contact Carlos Villa at villa@magnet.fsu.edu or (850) 644-7191.