Typically one doctoral and one master's student is accepted to the BAR Lab each fall. However, that may vary depending on the lab composition and need. You should e-mail Dr. Madson to learn about lab openings for a particular year. Also check out the doctoral or master's student tabs for lab outcomes and frequently asked questions.
Dr. Madson's Approach to Mentoring
My approach to mentoring is best described as active, involved and collaborative. This means that I strive to facilitate the development of team members that work together to achieve shared as well as individual goals. To accomplish this, the team has regular interaction through team meetings, individual meetings with me and other students as needed. Members who succeed in the BAR Lab are highly motivated and driven to succeed, balance hard work and fun, and are genuinely supportive of each other rather than competitive. As a mentor I provide regular feedback that is direct and with the intent of challenging students while remaining supportive of their development. As students progress in the program and on the team they accept more autonomy and adopt active leadership roles. Thus, early in the program I may adopt a more directive role than later in the program. Student success and achievement of their academic goals is very important to me and a focus of my mentoring!