James Gumbart is an Assistant Professor of Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009, with post-doctoral training at the Argonne National Laboratory. Dr. Gumbart designs hands-on workshops for college/graduate students and classroom demonstrations for K-12 students, particularly illustrating molecular simulations using VMD Lite. The VMD Lite program was designed in Dr. Gumbart’s lab with the goal of bringing molecular visualization down to the high school level. Modules featured emphasize free-form questions and self-guided exploration to give students a chance to develop their own curiosity.