Vicki Cobb, the “Julia Child” of hands-on science, is a former science teacher with a M.A. in secondary school science. She is the author of the classic book, Science Experiments You Can Eat, which established her as an innovator in hands-on science. She has performed “Science Surprises,” her interactive and engrossing show for kids, in forty-nine of the fifty states (missing only North Dakota) as well as internationally. A veteran motivator/professional development presenter of day-long in-services/keynote speaker, Vicki uses her expertise, humor, wit and background as an educator to inspire teachers to make science teaching the highpoint of their day. Currently she is president and founder of Ink Think Tank, LLC , a company that focuses on the contribution that nonfiction literature and its authors can make to education. Vicki Cobb received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2012.