About Our Scientists
The scientists that volunteer their time to work with Earth Explorers students are the cornerstone of our program and organization. The program simply wouldn’t be possible without their efforts and generous donations of their time, energy, and enthusiasm.
Earth Explorers is always on the lookout for scientists who love outreach! We often work with graduate students and early-career scientists, and we aim to recruit scientists that are as diverse as possible to reflect our diverse student body. We love working with all scientific disciplines – if you have a research project that is easy to film/visually interesting, are excited to work with our students, and can work with our schedule – we want to talk!
About Our Mentors
Earth Explorers Mentors play a critical role in the success of our students each semester. These mentors are typically undergraduate college students from a wide range of majors that support student teams with a variety of tasks and challenges. For many of our students, much of what they’ll learn during a semester in an Earth Explorers program is new territory. Having a mentor to help to navigate that process is invaluable. Mentors give feedback on scripts, make suggestions on camera positions, and help teams work through interpersonal disputes. Beyond their direct support, Earth Explorers Mentors serve as a role model and sounding board for our students. For many, the idea of going to college is new and unknown territory. Our mentors often answer as many questions about dining halls and college life as they do about cameras and scripts.
Partnerships Make it Possible
Past Earth Explorers Scientists have come from a wide range of labs and research institutions. Working with such a diverse range of research institutions ensures that our students, who come with their own diverse range of interests, can connect to a researcher in a field that interests and engages them.