Earlier this month NSGP 2nd year student Eric James joined fellow grad student Teresa Ramirez in a classroom visit to Ms. Angela Flynn’s 7th grade biology class at the Gordon School in East Providence. Ms Flynn has been organizing a speaker series for her class in order to “dispel misconceptions in my students about who can practice science at a high level.” and Eric and Teresa volunteered to participate. Teresa described her research on the effects of alcohol on the liver, and how she could use an animal model to better understand the process. Eric introduced the students to basic topics in neuroscience, including information about neurons and the process by which they communicate. The students were excited to learn more about how science is done, and we look forward to having some enthusiastic applicants for our incoming graduate class of 2022!