Mic Fenech is a STEM Education Ph.D. student and Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include inquiry-based learning in mathematics education, specifically in algebra classes at the high school level. He is currently assisting Dr. Catherine Riegle-Crumb and Dr. Brian La Cour in implementing a high school Quantum Computing course. This course takes place at Akins High School, where he taught for four years before starting his program at UT. He is dedicated to finding innovative ways to intrigue students to study and pursue professions in the STEM fields. He is also passionate about training and coaching math teachers in how to improve engagement in their classrooms.