Dr. Megan K. Halpern is an assistant professor at Michigan State University, where she teaches science communication and science & technology studies at Lyman Briggs College. She is also the inaugural scholar-in-residence at MSU’s Center for Interdisciplinarity. Her research interests include art-science studies, interdisciplinary collaboration, public engagement with science, feminist approaches to science communication, and research through design. She earned her Ph.D. in science communication at Cornell University and completed her postdoctoral research fellowship at Arizona State University, with the Center for Nanotechnology and Society and the Center for Science and the Imagination. Before earning her Ph.D., Dr. Halpern was a theatre artist and the co-founder and artistic director of Redshift Productions, a company that created performances inspired by science in collaboration with scientists.