Kevin Tian is a PhD Candidate in Applied Physics at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences currently working on developing and characterizing the mechanical properties of 3D-printed soft materials and stretchable ionic circuits. He has previously served as Financial Chair (2015-2016) for HGC and is currently serving as Co-President of the SEAS Graduate Council. Kevin earned his B.S. in Physics at Carnegie Mellon University and developed his interest in teaching & science education. Over time, his appreciation of the importance of scientific literacy has evolved into a strong belief that technical experts have a responsibility to be actively involved in public discourse, especially in discussions where their expertise can help guide policy decisions.