Middle School Mentorship
Students sort through slides as they work on a project about the photomicroscopy of plants.
In this program, middle school students from Tallahassee’s School of Arts and Sciences have the chance to conduct a semester-long research project at the MagLab. 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.
For a glimpse at the high level of work accomplished by these young scholars, take a look at some recent presentations:
Middle School Mentorship Archives
These lists of past programs include information on the students' research projects.
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Here's what one middle schooler had to say about her experience in this unique mentorship program:
"Before this, I didn't want to be a scientist, and now I do!"
-- Carolina Kidwell-Bozeman, School of Arts and Sciences
For more information contact Carlos Villa at email@example.com or (850) 644-7191.