Mentor Tips and Training

Tips for guiding the next generation of scientists and engineers

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education internship, fellowship and research programs depend on mentors and guidance from the host lab or facility. A strong scientific mentoring program will foster an environment where young scientists and engineers succeed, in addition to strengthening the research programs students serve. Whether you’re a first-time mentor or a seasoned advisor, ORISE has resources that can help provide new insights to your mentoring process.

If you are asking yourself, “how will I know if my project will make for a good mentoring experience,” or “what is involved with hosting a participant,” we will help provide answers.

Research Spotlight

Kevin Hauns

Kevin Hauns

Capt. Kevin Hauns, Ph.D., shares his passion for research with ORISE participants as a U.S. Army microbiologist at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. Hauns ­­­is a mentor in the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) Research Participation Program in Silver Spring, Maryland. He credits his previous mentor for his scientific success and his decision to become an ORISE mentor. At WRAIR, Hauns and his mentees contributed to developing an innovative viral-based malaria vaccine that will protect service members and promote global health.