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.
The culmination of years of hard work, the dissertation defense is as much an ordeal as it is a ritual.
When a grad student's first publication lands in the top-tier journal Nature, you can bet it's not beginner's luck.
Young scientists learning the ropes find they get by better with a little help from their fellow students, postdocs and colleagues.
When a Florida teacher had the chance to spend a second summer doing research at the MagLab, he didn’t have to think twice.
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.
High school intern Kyle Buchholz uses his time at the MagLab to learn science hands-first, rather than head-first.
Paul Rigel, a Florida middle school teacher, talks about his six weeks working at the MagLab's microanalysis lab.
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.
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.
MagLab scientist Bob Goddard talks about his 17 years as a mentor.