When was the first time you saw a laboratory? Many of the students that visit us believe that being a scientist is far beyond their reach. As SACNISTAS, we take any opportunity to convince them otherwise. Recently we had a group of 10th graders from Pajaro Valley High School in Watsonville, CA visit our laboratories. For some of these students, it was their first time visiting a college campus ever. We pride ourselves in being able to connect with the young students and show them that you don’t have to behave or look a certain way to be a scientist!