Getting a PhD in science is an arduous feat; for some minority students, it can be especially challenging. The MagLab is working to give these students the tools and opportunities they need to see their journey through.

The author examined the longitudinal trajectories of eleven college age young women who had participated in a STEM informal education program during middle school. This study provides a unique addition to the literature in that it provides a view of STEM identity trajectories over time, specifically focusing on how these women maintained interest or lost interest in STEM after participation in a STEM informal education program for girls.

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.

Explore, watch, learn, play and be astounded at the lab's 20th Open House on Feb. 21, 2015.

The MagLab facilitates a semester-long Middle School Mentorship Program that brings middle school students to work with MagLab scientists on a research project. This program is directed by CIRL’s Outreach Coordinator, Carlos Villa.

The MagLab holds a Halloween themed event each year in October. This year the event was held Oct. 28. The Spooky Science event brings families to the lab for tours, hands-on activities, and a variety of other events planned by Public Affairs, the Center for Integrating Research and Learning, and scientists at the lab.

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

SciGirls Summer Camp is the result of a partnership between the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and our local public television station, WFSU. This camp gives middle school girls the opportunity to work with STEM professionals on hands-on projects. Thirty six middle school students participated in this year's camp, which was held from July 14-25. The girls participated in a number of activities planned by MagLab scientists.

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

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