Kathryn is a Ph.D. student at North Carolina State University with six years teaching experience in museum settings. Prior to graduate school, she worked as an environmental journalist, producing multimedia news packages about nature and the environment. Her research interests lie at the intersection between science communication and science education.
Museum Volunteer Programs Could Play Important Role in Developing Pipeline of Much-Needed Science Teachers, Says Study from College of Education Doctoral Students, Faculty
Museum volunteer programs could be a potential avenue for recruiting high school students into science teaching and communication careers, according to a recent study supported by a Catalyst Grant from the Friday Institute and NC State College of Education.
Journal of Science Teacher Education: The Next Generation of Science Educators: Museum Volunteers
Friday Institute researchers examined the influence of youth volunteer experiences on career aspirations through a lens of science identity, finding that museum volunteer programs with an explicit focus on communicating science to the public may be optimal places to cultivate the next generation of science educators and communicators.
2020 Friday Medal Winner Dr. Dudley E. Flood Honored By Colleagues and Friends During Friday Medal Ceremony
The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation honored Dudley E. Flood, Ed.D., during a virtual ceremony Nov. 19 with the Friday Medal award, which recognizes significant, distinguished and enduring contributions to education.