Kamran Sahami, Ph.D. is a professor of physics at the Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU) and is a researcher at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Kamran recently earned the prestigious Annual Faculty Senate Teaching Excellence Award at MSCD and is currently a principal investigator on an NSF grant studying the effects of an immersive environment on teaching undergraduate astronomy. He has spent many years teaching physics at the college level, has co-authored a teacher’s guide to undergraduate astronomy, and enjoys photographing astronomical objects. Currently Kamran’s research is focused on studying the effects of an immersive environment in the classroom and whether information retention increases for the students with its use. Kamran has participated in leading Sirius Travel tours to the American Southwest, Australia (2002), China (2009), Americana Tour (2017), Chile (2019) and has explored many astronomical sites in South America, Mexico, and Europe.