Ph. D. Student in Science Education

 

Contact Information: kim.watson@stonybrook.edu

Born and raised in Canada, Kim graduated with a BSc in Biology from the University of Guelph, located in Ontario. After spending time at home raising her three children, and participating as a parent in the local school system, Kim developed a passion for education and an awareness of the both the strengths and weaknesses of current K-12 science education practices. Initially enrolled at Dowling College in a graduate program specializing in middle school education, Kim and her family later relocated to São Paulo, Brazil where she worked as a 3rd grade, and then 6th grade science educator, simultaneously completing her MS in secondary science education. Kim is currently employed as a high school science teacher in the Half Hollow Hills School District on Long Island, and is enrolled in the science education Ph.D. program at Stony Brook University. Her research is focused on methods of assessing and improving science teaching and learning at the young adolescent stage. In her free time Kim enjoys travelling the world with her family, and is currently engaged in a quest to read every Pulitzer prizewinning novel from 2016→ 1948.

Research:

1. Collaborative Research: Assessing the Longitudinal Impact of Noyce Awards on the Subject Matter Knowledge of Beginning STEM Teachers in the US: A Comparative Study

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