CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research organized a one day workshop on “Be A Scientist” for school students from 8th standard to 12th standard on 18th May 2018. More than 130 students from 20 schools including Lucknow Public College, La Martiniere Girls' College, La Martiniere College boys, Loreto College, Wisdom Educational Academy, Lucknow city college, Unity College, Study Hall, Vidya Tree Modern world college, Kendriya vidyalaya Aliganj, AR Jaipuria School, St.Dominic Savio College, M.R. Jaipuria School Bansal Campus, City Montessori School, Sector-O, Delhi Public School, KVIIT Kanpur, ST. Clares Convent School, Christ Church College Lucknow attended the workshop. Dr Devendra Parmar, Chief Scientist welcomed the gathering and spoke about the programme CSIR Jigyasa initiatives for school kids on science outreach. Professor Dr Alok Dhawan, Director, CSIR-IITR addressed the student scientists of the day with inspirational thoughts and motivation to pursue career in science and do translational research that will be beneficial to society. Dr R Parthasarathi, Coordinator of the event presented vote of thanks and acknowledged Indian National Science Academy, The National Academy of Sciences and UPAAS for sponsoring the event. Students and teachers from respective schools visited advanced imaging facility, computational toxicology facility, translational facility, food toxicity and adulteration and molecular biology facility and interacted with scientists and research scholars of CSIR-IITR. Students had hands on experience on DNA isolation, building and visualizing molecules and chemicals, detecting adulteration/ contamination in oil and electron microscopy.