The Outreach component of the CMS, lead by Ms. Howenstein as the functional Assistant Director, is critical for community engagement activities. The GU community is a complex one, involving many institutions and a vastly diverse body of constituents. Outreach is extended to students, faculty, and staff university-wide. Seminars are organized to increase awareness of metabolomics as a field and to recruit interested parties. Maximizing industry collaborations increase support and broaden audiences and locations for the seminars. Leading metabolomics experts at both the national and international level facilitate scientific knowledge and forge potentially valuable interactions. Seminar series provide technology updates to metabolomics researchers. Another advantage is workshops for hands on training in mass spectrometry operations and data analysis, as well as related topics and activities.