Dr. Christine Schnittka, Professor of Science Education in Auburn University’s College of Education, develops and researches design-based curriculum units for elementary and middle school youth, targeting key science concepts through a maker lens. Her curricula have been used by teachers in more than 33 states and 13 countries. She is currently investigating the science and engineering embedded in traditional crafts, hoping to turn her findings into more curricula for elementary and middle school teachers to use.
Dr. Schnittka is a former middle school science teacher and has been teaching elementary and secondary science education for 12 years. She has published her work in journals such as the International Journal of Science Education, The International Journal of Engineering Education, Advances in Engineering Education, Science & Children, The Science Teacher, and Science Scope. She teaches science methods, educational technology, and assessment courses. A creative polymath, she likes to spend her free time with her knitting needles in one hand and clay in the other.