Kelly Schurr
Kelly Schurr
Virginia Tech
Biography

Kelly Schurr is currently a PhD student in the Integrative STEM Education program at Virginia Tech. Kelly earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University at Buffalo (UB). She later received a Master of Science degree in Technology Education from Buffalo State College, where she worked in the Engineers of the Future program and taught a Biotechnology course. Her experiences also include coordinating the 2010 Buffalo Public Schools Summer STEM Program at UB, and teaching high school technology at Starpoint Central School District in Lockport, New York. Her research interests focus on bridging the gap between theory and practice. She hopes to implement design-based K-12 integrative STEM curricula, establish collaborative teaching communities, and provide evidence that technology education can improve student learning and enhance the core disciplines.