Of the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education, the principle that is most consistent with my teaching/learning experience is “Encourages Active Learning”. Throughout my educational and professional pursuits, I have established a teaching and learning philosophy in the development of innovative ways for students to understand complex science and math problems by incorporating real-world examples and applications via my lectures and laboratory experiments. As a result, students are able to understand how science and math are applied outside of the classroom and acquire a solid understanding of each subject. Thus, they are encouraged and inspired to explore various careers in STEM fields. I enjoy creating an intellectually stimulating classroom environment that allows students to actively participate in the process of doing science with real-world applications that motivate learning. Observing students who have a “light-bulb” moment when they finally understanding challenging scientific concepts is remarkable! I am striving to ensure that any course I teach, students actively learn in a manner as I have discussed here.