One of our most important responsibilities is to train future generations of scientists. My own introduction to research in chemistry came when I was provided an opportunity to do undergraduate research in organic chemistry. It was that experience that confirmed my commitment to research in chemistry. Providing undergraduate and high school students with opportunities to experience research will ensure the supply of future generations of scientists. In my laboratory undergraduates have been involved in projects that range from natural product synthesis, catalyst development, polymer and materials chemistry and “plastic” antibodies.