Kristi Shryock Associate Department Head, Department of Aerospace Engineering Texas A&M University
AIAA Aviation Forum 2019
Kristi J. Shryock is the Frank and Jean Raymond Foundation Inc. Endowed Instructional Associate Professor, Associate Department Head in Department of Aerospace Engineering, and Director of the Craig and Galen Brown Engineering Honors Program at Texas A&M University. She received her BS, MS, and PhD from the College of Engineering at Texas A&M. She is regularly invited to present her work related to teaching and the engineering education field at events both nationally and internationally. She served as lead author on a paper at the 2011 Frontiers in Education Conference that won the highly coveted Benjamin Dasher Best Paper Award. She also received the Instructional Faculty Teaching Award in 2015 and 2018 from the College of Engineering. Dr. Shryock has supervised numerous undergraduate and graduate students on projects related to engineering education, including active learning, personalized learning modules, enhanced understanding using interactive documents, team-based learning, and teaching with technology. She is currently PI or Co-PI on three NSF grants totaling over $5M related to the educational experience for students. One grant, in particular, has placed the aerospace engineering department in a very elite group of only nineteen engineering departments in the nation. The NSF-sponsored project aims to revolutionize the aerospace engineering educational experience. The program goal is to change the culture of instruction and learning in a way that imparts students with knowledge, skills and confidence to look beyond traditional boundaries. Doing so will lead to a new aerospace engineering educational experience that will appeal to a more diverse student population and will strengthen the impact of Texas A&M graduates in both traditional and nontraditional fields. She is known by students and faculty as having boundless energy and enthusiasm and a true passion for helping students learn and succeed.