Glenda Kelly

Institution: Duke University
Office Phone: (919) 660-5575
glenda.kelly@duke.edu

Description

Glenda Kelly is a Research Scientist and Associate Director for Assessment and Outreach for the Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT), Pratt School of Engineering. Dr. Kelly serves as evaluator for CEINT and designs and implements the overall program evaluation for the Center. She works with CEINT faculty and staff to define measurable educational objectives for activities related to communicating scientific discoveries emerging from Center research. In addition Dr. Kelly coordinates and develops K-12 educational outreach initiatives for CEINT in partnership with the local Museum of Life and Science and NISE Net, the largest U.S. network of informal science educators and researchers for fostering public awareness of nanoscale science and engineering. She also oversees the summer research and educational programs for high school students within CEINT. Her interests include building a network of collaborative partners to sustain and disseminate K-Ph.D. educational and research experiences in the critical area of nanomaterials science and environmental risk assessment. She has extensive background developing and evaluating science and engineering K-12 educational outreach programs and has special interest in developing ways to teach science and engineering to optimally engage diverse populations especially females and underrepresented minorities and in utilizing visualization as a significant learning component. Since 2001 she has worked in the area of developing, and evaluating K-12 engineering/science outreach programs, training and supervising K-12 Duke teaching fellows, and designing user studies to test the efficacy of educational applications in the Duke Immersive Virtual Environment. Dr. Kelly earned her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Duke University in 1982 and 1979, with a concentration in statistics and development of psychological and educational assessment tools.


Publications - Science/Engineering Education and Outreach
(subset):
Halpin, H., Zielinski, D.J., Brady, R., and Kelly, G., "Exploring Semantic Social Networks using Virtual Reality", Proceedings of the 7th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), Karlsruhe, Germany, 2008.

Halpin, H., Zielinski, D.J., Brady, R., and Kelly, G., “Redgraph: Navigating Semantic Web Networks Using Virtual Reality” IEEE Virtual Reality Conference, 2008.

Kelly, G.T., Hebrank, M., and Ybarra, G.A. “Teaching K-12 Engineering Using Inquiry-Based Instruction” Proceedings of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, American Society for Engineering Education, 2005.

Kelly, G.T., Klenk, P. and Ybarra, G.A. “Assessment of Gender Differences on Ratings of Engineering Learning Modules in Middle-School Youth in an After-school Setting”, Proceedings of the 2007 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, 2007, American Society for Engineering Education, 2007.

Kelly, G.T., and Ybarra, G.A. “Math Understanding Through the Science of Life (MUSCLE)”, Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, American Society for Engineering Education, 2003.

Klenk, P.A., Dreher, F., Condon, E., Ybarra, G.A., Oliver, L., Kelly, G.T., Shaw, N. “Assessing English as a Second Language Middle School Students' Ability to Learn Engineering Concepts” Proceedings of the 2007 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, 2007, American Society for Engineering Education, 2007.

Klenk, P.A., Kelly, G.T., and Ybarra, G.A. “Impact of Engineering Outreach on Teaching Fellows,” Proceedings of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, American Society for Engineering Education, 2005.

Ybarra, G., Absher, M., Fitts, T., Russell, J., Wynn, S., Ford, A., Oni, A., Kelly, G. “MUSCLE: Math Understanding through the Science of Life”, Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, 2002, American Society for Engineering Education, 2002.

Ybarra, G., Klenk, P., and Kelly, G.T. “Thriving or Surviving K-12 Engineering Outreach at a Research Exstensive University”, Proceedings of the 2006 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, 2006, American Society for Engineering Education, 2006.


GK-16 Presentations (subset):
Assessment of Gender Differences on Ratings of Engineering Learning Modules in Middle-School Youth in an After-school Setting, Presented ASEE, Honolulu, 2007.

An Inquiry Based Approach to Teaching and Disseminating K-12 Engineering, special Topic Symposium Division, Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Division of AAAS, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2006.

Impact of K-12 Engineering Outreach Programs on Teaching Fellows- 1999-2004, Presentation at NSF GK-12 Meeting, Washington, D.C., 2005.

Evaluating K-12 STEM Programs, Presentation at NSF GK-12 Meeting, Washington, D.C., 2004.
Math Understanding Through the Science of Life (MUSCLE), Presentation at ASEE, 2003, Nashville, Tennessee.

Education and Outreach Initiatives in CEINT: Targeted Communication of Results across Diversified Audiences, Plenary Presentation at the First International Conference on the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology, Washington D.C., 2009.

Teaching K-12 Engineering Using Inquiry-Based Instruction, Presentation at ASEE, Portland, Oregon. 2005.


K-16 Meetings Defining Standards for K-16 Science/Engineering Education (subset):

Strategies for Engineering Education K-16, Summit Program, National Academy of Engineering, Washington, D.C., 2005.

Creating a Path to Improved K-12 Science and Math Literacy, Oak Ridge Center for Advanced Studies, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 2006.

Research Interests