Going to Dr. Kauffman’s lab was a really exciting, I really enjoyed this day because I got to experience something new. Getting to actually participate and used the techniques that they use in the lab was eye opening. I have always known that I want to do something in the field of science in the future so for me this was a really exciting experience. Once we were in the lab we got to try things out. The first “activity” that we got to do was cut mice brains. There is a special machine that cuts the mice brain into really thin slices and you have to add a plate for the slices to land on, but since the mice brain is frozen when it touches the slide it melts onto it. The second “activity” that we got to do was see picture of the mice brains that were being studied under a microscope. I think that my favorite part of it was getting to cut the mice brains. When we were done with the lab we got to speak to some HTHCV Alumni that went to UCSD and it was really nice to get some advice from them. One of the things that stuck with me was that when they were choosing classes they made sure that they had at least one “easy” class so that they weren’t so stressed all of the time. I think that overall this has been one of my favorite day this semester.