Philosophy

We enable students to become leaders in the field by maintaining a group culture based on collegiality, collaboration, peer mentorship, diversity, and inclusion.

We view the student-advisor relationship as a partnership, working together to build the student’s skills and research portfolio in preparation for the student’s desired post-graduation career aspirations.

We foster research expertise and enthusiasm by starting new students on a curated research path, then enabling them to deep-dive into interesting knowledge gaps discovered along that path.

We empower students to develop autonomy through a natural progression from guided research to writing small proposals.

We prepare students for a seamless transition from grad school to career through mindfulness of research budgets, an emphasis on communication, and strategic collaboration.

We provide students opportunities for significant, meaningful interactions and rich collaborations with researchers at national laboratories and peer institutions.