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WKYC: Interview with physics alumna Kristen Schuler

Kristen Schuler (BA Physics/BS Math Education, 2016) was interviewed by WKYC Channel 3 on October 16, 2018 about math and science at Saint Joseph Academy.

Kristen Schuler

While at CSU, Kristen served as the Society of Physics Students Vice President and created the Photo-Physicist competition that is featured in the annual Physics Olympics. She credits her ability to secure her dream job — teaching science to young women — to CSU’s Department of Physics. While participating in the CSUteach program as a math major, Kristen enrolled in Modern Physics and found herself gravitating towards physics. She worked in the physics teaching labs and was awarded the NASA/Ohio Space Grant Consortium Scholarship in 2014-2015. These experiences led to an internship with the Office of Education at NASA’s Glenn Research Center where she worked with education specialists, scientists, and engineers to develop the Engineering Design Challenge, Let It Glide. The challenge targeted towards middle school students, involved building shoebox gliders. Let It Glide has since been published and implemented in classrooms and community organizations across the country.