Mr. Andrew Harshman graduated from the University of South Florida in 2007 with both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering. While at USF, he conducted his graduate research under the mentorship of Venkat Bhethanabotla, working on a novel approach to determine the vapor pressure of pesticides utilizing a Knudsen effusion technique. He presented this research at the 2006 American Institute of Chemical Engineers National Conference in San Francisco, California. Prior to his collegiate career, Mr. Harshman attended Sarasota High School and graduated from the MaST Research Institute as a Research Scholar. His work on removal and prevention of hydrogen sulfide production in wastewater systems earned him 1st place overall at the Sarasota Regional Science and Engineering Fair, along with entry to the 2000 INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair in Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Harshman has held positions as a civil/environmental engineering consultant, where he designed water and wastewater systems, as education staff for GWIZ – the former science museum of Sarasota County, and as a teaching assistant at USF for process engineering courses. Being a teaching assistant solidified his love of education, and in the Fall of 2007, Mr. Harshman accepted a position at his alma mater. A year later, he and John Stevenson were selected as directors of the MaST Research Institute and have overseen it since that time. In 2010, Mr. Harshman was selected as 1 of 20 teachers from around the nation to participate in the Siemens Teachers as Researchers (STARs) program, where he was able to conduct research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. In 2014, Mr. Harshman was selected by the Intel Science Talent Search to travel to Dallas, Texas to be part of a teacher team to develop research paper and mentor guidelines for that contest and in 2018, he was selected to attend the Society for Science and the Public Research Teachers Conference in Washington, D.C. In addition to MaST courses, Mr. Harshman is the AICE Environmental Management teacher at Sarasota High. He lives in Sarasota with his wife Krissy, and 3 sons, Zack, Carter, and Eli.