The meet the Scientist series is aimed at middle and high school students. A myriad of faculty, advanced undergraduates, Master’s and Doctoral students from several of FIU’s STEM Departments visit with students and present on their research and careers in science. Local experts working in the sciences are also featured as part of this series. The goal is to allow for student-scientist engagement by exposing students to careers in science. This venue also supplements the curriculum by allowing these experts to provide assistance to students working on their annual science fair projects. This forum allows students to bounce ideas off the experts, all the while learning about what motivates them as scientists.