Jenny Jay, Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering, appeared on Bill Nye Saves the World to show him some of the techniques her research group uses to study antibiotic resistant bacteria in the environment. Jay’s group studies antibiotic resistant bacteria in air, water, and soil near farming facilities, in wastewater, and in public parks. Read more about Dr. Jay and her work by visiting her webpage.

Catch the full episode of Bill Nye Saves the World Season 2: Part 1: Episode 4, “Sex, Drugs, and Superbugs” on Netflix.