Mentoring Moments

Mentorship is a way of life at the MagLab. Hundreds of students and teachers of all ages learn from our scientists and educators every year through formal programs and informal teaching, furthering the lab's goal of nurturing the next generation of scientists. In this series, scientists, teachers and students share their stories.

8 October 2021

How Early Mentorship Can Shape STEM Paths

We talked to Esha Atolia about her time as a student in the MagLab's Ion Cyclotron Resonance Facility and how it helped shape her STEM career. Watch and learn about her experiences and what advice she has for young scientists today.

31 July 2017

Facilities data collection goes digital

Undergrad streamlines maintenance routine with touch-screen technology

25 October 2016

The final hurdle

The culmination of years of hard work, the dissertation defense is as much an ordeal as it is a ritual.

24 May 2016

Team effort behind big publication

When a grad student's first publication lands in the top-tier journal Nature, you can bet it's not beginner's luck.

17 February 2016

The plusses of peer mentorship

Young scientists learning the ropes find they get by better with a little help from their fellow students, postdocs and colleagues.

11 August 2015

A second serving of science

When a Florida teacher had the chance to spend a second summer doing research at the MagLab, he didn’t have to think twice.

15 April 2015

How to make a mentor

Jim Brooks was a mentor to practically everyone he met. His life was a primer for educators everywhere on how to groom better scientists — and better people.

14 November 2014

Internship offers student new way to science

High school intern Kyle Buchholz uses his time at the MagLab to learn science hands-first, rather than head-first.

13 August 2014

When the teacher becomes the student

Paul Rigel, a Florida middle school teacher, talks about his six weeks working at the MagLab's microanalysis lab.

24 July 2014

Undergrad learns how gratifying research can be

Gerardo A. Nazario, a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) intern, talks about his eight weeks working at the MagLab and at the MagLab's Applied Superconductivity Center.

7 July 2014

Two mentors means double the learning

Petroleum engineer Alicia Calero, a former participant in the lab's Research Experiences for Undergraduates program, talks about two MagLab scientists who played a key role in her training.

20 June 2014

Q&A with scientist Bob Goddard

MagLab scientist Bob Goddard talks about his 17 years as a mentor.