I'm going to use my soapbox to talk about something that's not purely cyclotron-related. This is aimed towards high school students interested in science.
While a high school student in New York City, I became fascinated with how things work. I wanted to learn more. I wanted to build things. I wanted to tear apart every electrical device I could get my hands on and examine its insides. And I'm sure that if you're on this site, you will probably feel the same way.