Dr. Nicole Lapeyrouse’s background as a researcher is in industrial environmental chemistry and chemistry education. The practical knowledge from these fields heavily influence her teaching style. As an educator, her primary goal is for each student to become an independent thinker, tackle atypical problems, and cultivate collaborative skills. To achieve these goals, she incorporates evidence-based teaching strategies into her course design. Her courses use a variety of contemporary multimedia sources as a medium for instruction; creating an environment that facilitates understanding and collaboration. Current societal issues are utilized as examples to help students understand how chemistry is related to a wide range of applications and every day occurrences.