Hello everyone, I am a high school sophomore who is very interested in genetics, and science to be more broad. I want to act on these interests and I was wondering if it would be to informal to contact a local professor and ask to participate in a research project he or she is involved with. I understand that I would not have a main role in the research, but I at least want to help out in some way just so I can observe. Have any of you ever done something like this? Also, I was thinking about starting my own research and asking a professor to be a mentor. I think that route is a little bit more common. Please let me know your past experiences or thoughts!!