After a Ph.D. from M.I.T. and postdoctoral studies at IBM, NASA and the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule-Zürich, Pete Ludovice is the Director of the Center for Academic Enrichment and a faculty member in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. He also performs at colleges, clubs, theaters and conferences across the U.S. on the value of humor in technical education, communication and innovation. His research interests include the computer simulation of synthetic and biological polymers and the use of humorous improvisation to catalyze technical innovation. Pete hosts a weekly radio program entitled "Inside the Black Box," whose motto is "Science, only funnier," and "Consilience with Pete & Charlie," a podcast on the intersection of science and the humanities. He also directs a Living/Learning Community at Georgia Tech on the application of humor to improve technical education, communication and innovation.