Dr. Hong Liu is an assistant professor at Oregon State University. In the past few years Dr. Liu has been working on microbial fuel based technologies, specifically trying to harness electricity from waste water. Coming from a different country (Republic of China) to adapt and make such a great impact (technology wise, as well as well as educationally to others) is quite the achievement and amazing all on its own. Coming from a culture that took great leaps and bounds to get past gender issues and segregation definitely played an affect on women who grew up in China. Being that the furthest I have ever really traveled was from Portland, OR to Corvallis, OR to change my living situation and doing so mainly to get an education has me definitely looking at the scope of things quite differently, seeing others take such strides is very inspirational. Dr. Liu’s technology expands to the category of Biological and Ecological Engineering, a subject that affects everyone because these are the fundamental resources of modern civilization (water and energy). Being able to explore and connect with such an individual would be amazing, having Dr. Liu in such close proximity at the university as well as her contact information would give the opportunity to potentially interview her via in person, phone, or email.