Bruce Bugbee is a Professor at Utah State University where he teaches plant physiology. He is well known for his work with NASA to determine potential crop yield and is currently funded by NASA to study food production on Mars. In 2011 he was awarded the Governors Medal for Science from the State of Utah. Five years ago he summarized everything he knows in a 15-minute TEDx talk titled, “Turning Water into Food.” He founded Apogee Instruments in 1996 and ran the company out of his garage for the next eight years. Apogee now employees 32 people.