About Us


  • Andrew T. Torelli, Ph.D. Dr. Andrew Torelli is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at BGSU and brings broad experience and degrees spanning multiple disciplines relevant to the interface of chemistry, the environment, software, and citizen engagement. In addition to active research and teaching duties in the field of biochemistry, Dr. Torelli has organized and participated in numerous science outreach experiences at the local, regional and national levels for various age groups. Dr. Torelli has also developed extensive contacts across industry, academia, and non-governmental organizations relevant to citizen science, chemistry and environmental stewardship initiatives.
  • Joseph Chao, Ph.D. Dr. Joseph Chao is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science at BGSU. He founded the Agile Software Factory at BGSU in 2008 with a grant from the Agile Alliance, which provides students with service-learning opportunities and real-world project experience in software engineering. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Chao gained more than seven years of industry experience working as Software Engineer, System Analyst, Project Manager as well as Director of Software Development. His is an active researcher in software engineering with special focus on agile software development, database systems, web and mobile technologies, and object-oriented analysis and design. He is also the owner of Agile Oasis Technologies, an independent software company specialized in custom mobile and web solutions in Bowling Green, Ohio.
  • Alexis Ostrowski, Ph.D. Dr. Ostrowski is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at BGSU. She has experience in teaching and training students in high-level research in spectroscopy and photochemistry. Dr. Ostrowski has participated in many different science education programs for students from K-12, as well as college students. Dr. Ostrowski has also developed expertise in science communication, including visualization of quantitative data.