Within the California State College system, the California Community Colleges, and other educational institutions, students are recruited from a wide range of cultural and economic backgrounds. The demographics of the State of California, the Central Valley agricultural area in particular, provide a rich pool of potential candidates for our program. To strengthen ties between these communities, the NEAT-IGERT Program and UC Davis Campus host events like “Science is Fun Day“. Originally held in August in 2002, the goal of this event is to foster knowledge and interest for the participants in many of the career possibilities in the sciences and engineering. Another Science is Fun Day is coming soon, so please check the “Science is Fun Day” link to keep up-to-date on the latest details.