Larry Lesser is a Houston-raised El Paso-based, award-winning educator, songwriter, poet, author, and speaker blessed to have integrated several realms of experience. For example, his passion for combining music and STEM has made its way into his research, grantwriting, teaching, outreach, and service, and about 170 of his published poems/songs are STEM-related.  He’s even found ways to connect math/statistics education with his Jewish background, yielding some of the first journal articles and a speaker series in this niche, and he also released an album of original nonliturgical Jewish songs.  Larry is a lifelong learner with a gift for helping diverse audiences make connections among varied realms of content.