Webinars Illustrate the Science and Practice of Xplorlabs
July 15, 2020

Lines of Inquiry from Extraction to E-waste

Katey Shirey

UL Xplorlabs is a resource built from the science and research at Underwriters Laboratories. These resources are designed to be flexible for educators to use in the unique context and teaching style of any classroom. This webinar was led by Katey Shirey, Ph.D., founder and owner of EduKatey. In this interactive webinar, Dr. Shirey demonstrated how to build lines of inquiry from the content of UL Xplorlabs: Extraction to E-waste. Audience members were encouraged to map out implementation of this Xplorlabs module with their own students. 

View the webinar recording and learn more here.


Dr. Katey Shirey 

Dr. Katey Shirey’s work stems from her combined interests in science, art, and education. Dr. Shirey graduated from the University of Virginia with bachelor’s degrees in physics and sculpture. She received her master’s in secondary science education, also from Virginia, and taught Physics at Washington-Liberty High School in Arlington, VA.

Dr. Shirey received her Ph.D. in 2017 from the University of Maryland in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on teacher challenges and productive resources for integrating engineering design into high-school physics. Through her work as a Knowles Teacher Initiative Senior Fellow and founder of eduKatey, Dr. Shirey helps high-school science and math teachers leverage engineering-design instruction for content learning and increased student problem-solving agency.