Ben Mertz received his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame in Aerospace Engineering and his B.S. from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Mechanical Engineering. Currently, he is a member of the Freshman Engineering Education lecturer team at Arizona State University and designs and teaches classes including Introduction to Engineering, Advanced Math Methods for Engineers, Thermofluids, High Speed Aerodynamics, among others. His research background is in aerodynamic flow control but his current interests are in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Specifically, his interests are in incorporating active learning into large classrooms, improving teamwork both in onsite and online classes, incorporating the entrepreneurial mindset into engineering curriculum, and promoting diversity within competition clubs.