Earlier in the week, Rob posted an open letter to the high school students who visited the lab to participate in a research opportunity studying face mites.

He reflected on how his teenage self perceived science, and how far off that perception was from the science he lives and breathes now.  Go read it, if you haven’t already – he shares some important reminders for all of us, even those well beyond our teenage years.

Later on Twitter, Rob asked other scientists what they might say to the teenage version of themselves about a career in science.

Here’s a collection of tweets that came back – We’d love to add your voice to the conversation – tweet the hashtag #lessonsforstudents or share your insights in the comments below.