Dr. Stephanie E. Vasko is the Managing Director for the Center for Interdisciplinarity at Michigan State University. She holds a PhD in Chemistry & Nanotechnology. Her research focuses on enhancing communication and collaboration for teams, especially interdisciplinary teams, with the Toolbox Dialogue initiative and via using new technologies such as machine learning, as well as on using new technologies as creative tools. Vasko is a practicing artist; she operates Stephanie Vasko Studio and takes her inspiration from nature and from creating transformative and immersive experiences that evoke a sense of place. She blends natural inspiration and technology to create moments of joy/inspiration/creativity for the viewer and to invite dialogue between artists, scientists, and the general public. She is also the co-chair of the Mayor’s Arts and Culture Commission in Lansing, MI.