Kevin Niemi is a recently retired member of the WiSCIENCE (Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement) unit at UW-Madison. He has co-taught the APSI-Biology course for over 10 years including at least five years with Ed Braddy. He has a PhD in Plant Physiology/Plant Biochemistry from the U of Minnesota. He was the Outreach Director at WISCIENCE for almost 25 years concentrating mainly on developing and teaching programs for K-12 teachers of STEM. He was recognized for his work by being given the Ron Gibbs award by the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers in 2021. This is WSST’s highest honor for outstanding contributions in science education over a long and distinguished career.