Steve Wasserman is an instructor in the Biological Engineering Department at MIT, where he teaches hands-on lab courses in the area of bioinstrumentation (20.309 and 20.345) that demand building, debugging, iteration, and understanding complex systems and processes. His classes teach how to create mental models of complex systems and apply those models to achieve breakthrough performance. Steve is the Consulting Director of Engineering at Q-State Biosciences, and he also develops instruments for academic and industrial labs. Previously, Steve developed high-tech products in the Silicon Valley, working at Apple, Microsoft, WebTV and 3DO. His interests and skills include optics, electronics, woodworking, glass blowing, and computer programming.