Laura Vobrak

Course Description

Honors Research & Mentorship (4612): (2 weighted high school elective credits)

Students explore advanced topics in scientific research with an emphasis on scientific literature and methods, leading to the preparation of a research proposal in conjunction with their mentorship work. Students will prepare research documents using LaTex for professional documents preparation. Mentorship involves students in concentrated research or project development in firms and laboratories throughout the Tidewater region. Students are supervised by mentors who are scientists, engineers, physicians and other professionals. Students plan, implement, document and present research or projects chosen in consultation with their mentors. Students refine their research and presentation techniques, problem-solving, critical thinking and leadership skills. Students gain proficiency with statistical software like Excel for presentation and analysis of data. This course provides students with an opportunity to integrate theory, knowledge and application through a research experience.


  • EdS Educational Leadership and Administration, The George Washington University

  • M.S.  Curriculum & Instruction, Old Dominion University

  • B.A.  English, California State University, Chico