The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
The Lawrence is getting ready to re-open. We’ll see you on October 30th!
For over 50 years, The Lawrence Hall of Science has been at the forefront of science education.
On a visit to The Lawrence, students collaborate to investigate new ideas as they become scientists and engineers for a day.
We partner with school districts to support science learning. We offer district-wide elementary, middle, and high school programs, either virtually or in-person.
We collaborate with a range of partners to innovate in science education. Together, we go further.
Kelly joined the Research Group in 2020, bringing extensive experience in science and STEM education as a teacher (middle school and high school), researcher, evaluator, teacher educator, and designer/provider of professional development for teachers and outreach programs for students. She began her teaching career in Ontario and British Columbia, earned her PhD in Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy from Michigan State University, and served as the Project Manager for Teacher Professional Development in STEM at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York. Thus Kelly brings a variety of skills and experience from diverse contexts to enrich her work with the Research Group. Kelly is deeply committed to fostering engagement and learning in the intertwined STEM disciplines – especially for those who have had limited access and/or are from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM fields and careers. She has a career-long interest in the environment and sustainability, and in helping teachers engage students, connecting to their lives and communities through STEM, and addressing real-world issues such as food production and waste, and energy sources and efficiency.