Since the inception of the USA Science and Engineering Festival in 2010, CRC was selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Research Services (ORS), Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) to take the lead to have an engaging exhibit demonstrating how safety and engineering concepts are integrated into laboratory research projects at NIH. As the Project Manager for this event, CRC brainstormed with ORS staff about how to make safety inspire our future STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) leaders. We designed and constructed a mock lab made out of a greenhouse tent that teaches kids about directional airflow and allowed them to experience a lab that (some) researchers work in every day. We invited kids to learn about negative room pressure, cross-contamination, and personal protective equipment in BSL-3 and BSL-4 laboratories. One parent said to CRC’s President, “Thank you for doing this. For years, I have been trying to explain to my daughter what I do as an NIH researcher. Because of this exhibit, now she gets it and she cares.”