Dr. Metz was first intrigued by the NMReady because it uses standard 5 mm NMR tubes just like research spectrometers. Having devoted 40 years to the field of NMR himself, he recognized a pressing need for a small, sensitive, and user-friendly high resolution instrument optimized for beginning students. He believes the NMReady represents a near-perfect synthesis of these qualities. Despite having numerous high-field spectrometers, Boston College has incorporated the NMReady into its undergraduate chemistry teaching labs, greatly expanding students’ hands-on experience with NMR. The instrument is being used regularly by freshman to senior students in organic, honors, and advanced methods labs.