Dr. Amy Elliott is a senior manufacturing scientist at Oak Ridge National Lab’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) and the lead principal investigator for binder jet AM technology and has over numerous publications and 15 patents in the area. In her role she consults with industry partners across the US on potential uses for AM. Dr. Elliott is group leader for the Robotics and Intelligent Systems (RIS) Group. At the MDF, the RIS group leads R&D in advanced controls, monitoring, software, hardware, and integration for large-scale metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies, including the novel MedUSA platform. Dr. Elliott is also a well-known science communicator, having starred on the Discovery Channel’s “The Big Brain Theory” and Science Channel’s “Outrageous Acts of Science.” Dr. Elliott was also featured as a life-sized statue displayed in the Smithsonian March of 2022 as one of 100 women in STEM role models. Dr. Elliott has also launched a book series and Youtube channel about Amelia Gearheart, a colorful character who loves learning about STEM and Trade jobs.