CNI is an initiative dedicated to science in the public interest — and to interesting the public in science. Through educational programming, CNI strives to inspire young people to pursue careers in the sciences and to develop a more scientifically literate general population. Our outreach programs are designed to foster mutually-beneficial partnerships with established educational organizations to enhance their curricula and programming with the unique capabilities possible at a world-class research facility. We are particularly interested in strengthening the STEM pipeline by increasing participation and proficiency at every level by bolstering educational opportunities for high school and college students.