Dandan Xu is a Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the College of Engineering. She teaches several courses from introductory courses for first-year engineering students to capstone courses for seniors majoring in Chemical Engineering. In her teaching, she strives to foster self-driven learning and promote peer-to-peer interaction within the classroom. As an IIF fellow, she will present on some of her innovative strategies that stimulate active learning inside and outside the classroom. This includes her experiences with different interactive tools and game-based setups that are designed to boost student participation and enhance learning outcomes.