Graduate Research Assistants are a vital part of the TRIP Lab, as they provide leadership and guidance to undergraduates, high school interns, and volunteers.
Dr. Stavrinos effectively implements a hierarchical peer mentoring structure in the TRIP Lab. This teaching model is guided by Vygotsky’s Social Development Theory, a proven and successful approach involving hierarchical peer teaching. The hierarchical method of teaching means that more advanced students play an active role in teaching newer students. Graduate students mentor undergraduate students in collecting and compiling data, and performing appropriate data analytic techniques to answer research questions they have developed. Less experienced students benefit through learning from multiple teachers and multiple styles.
Given their significant involvement TRIP Lab, graduate students are also expected to produce theses and dissertations, as well as first-author and co-author manuscripts and scientific presentations.
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