Engineering is already a team sport with different specialties within engineering working together to solve today’s most pressing problems. Why add a Nurse Scientist to the team? Particularly, why add a Gerontological Nurse Scientist. The globe is aging despite the recent decimation of nursing home populations by Covid-19, less then 4 % of older adults reside in nursing homes. Leaving 96% living in the community independently or with the support of loved ones. These older adults need nurses and engineers to collaborate to design technologies, innovations, environments to keep them living in their homes with their loved ones. Mercy West Philadelphia Living Independently for Elders (LIFE) is a clinical site where over 400 impoverished nursing home eligible older adults receive care in a community center to maintain their independence and stay living at home with their loved ones. Dr. Yim, Johnson and I have completed 2 robotics studies here for socially assistive robots. As a Gerontological Nurse Scientist, I help translate the research being done in the Grasp Lab to the community to identify design elements for a technology in older adults, to test technologies with older adults and to assist with rapid prototyping. I have been very fortunate to work with Drs Yim, Pikul and Johnson in advancing their work and infusing some of my own creativity and innovation. For example, we needed to test a reach task with the Savioke robot. I knew from the LIFE Council of Elders that the older adults wanted to participate in research that was fun and competitive. We had the older adults interact with the Savioke robot while playing a bean bag toss game. It met both the research teams’ needs and engaged older adults in research. Interprofessional research to solve the world’s problems is essential.