Nick Liu joined the FSI faculty in 2017, having taught in Miami, China, and Asheville, following a brief first career at the U.S. Geological Survey in New Jersey. After teaching 7th grade science since 2011, he has developed an understanding of the 7th grader and a belief that it is a critical year to engage them with the fundamentals of scientific thinking. The philosophy he would like to impart to students is that life is an experiment; they are the administrator and test subject in that experiment! While science is certainly not the only lens through which to view life, it is an objective one that will lead to a greater understanding of the connections that bind us all–to each other and the world we live in. Nick uses a hands-on approach to engage students and is enjoying the project-based, collaborative EL model and the freedom to create that FSI fosters. His preferred approach to education is that Ignorance is Boring, Knowledge is Power, Power is Responsibility, and Responsibility requires Action!