What do you personally get out of the experience of a project advisor?


Frederick Bianchi: The most meaningful thing to me as a project advisor is to see how students are transformed throughout the entire project period. Everybody deals with the experience differently but, overall, I often know during the course of the project that things are happening and that the students are growing and it's up to me to manage that growth. I take a lot of pride when I see that happening because it's a growth I don't often see in the classroom just because of the logistics of day-to-day classroom teaching. What I enjoy the most is when students come back to me two or three years down the road and shares the impact of their experience. Overall project advising is a much more rewarding experience for me than teaching in a classroom setting.