MACH Administrative Director, Lisa Auermuller, featured as a convergence educator in educational film

Zoë Linder-Baptie2024

The short educational film, Tools of Science: Creativity, explores how creativity is an essential part of the scientific process. It emphasizes the importance of “train[ing] scientists early to think creatively together” to generate innovative ideas that stem from cross-discipline collaboration. The MACH Administrative Director, Lisa Auermuller, is featured in the film as a convergence educator. Lisa teaches a course at Rutgers University that provides students with the skill set to participate in convergence research. She notes that being open to learning and trying to understand how others may view an issue or problem-solve is in itself a skill that professionals from all fields, including scientists, policymakers, and educators, need to be more successful in answering complex questions.
To read more about the Rutgers-led Tools of Science film, check out this Rutgers Today article.