Dr. Meagan Pollock is an engineer, educator, researcher, consultant, and public speaker.

Meagan is the Director of Professional Development for the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity.
In this role, she leads a national team of equity professionals that build educators’ capacity to implement effective solutions for increasing student access, educational equity and workforce diversity.

Meagan Pollock engineers equity into education!

You’ve got the wrong super hero! NFL vs. STEM

On February 2, 2014, with the help of Earl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks defeated the Broncos 43–8 to win Super Bowl XXVII. On that day, Earl became a glorified hometown hero for Orange, Texas, in a time when our children need a different kind of hero to look up to and emulate…

Headline News! Brains, Brawn, and Beauty?

Headlines are meant to capture attention and draw people in to read what is hopefully worthy news. The best are funny, punny, alluring, and perhaps even misguided. Headlines, or rather media in general, shapes public perception. And whether we want to believe it or not, perception is usually more important than reality. Could headlines also […]

The Tortoise and the Rat

Sure, you were expecting the the tortoise and the hare, right? Well, yesterday, I met a giant tortoise, or rather a hawksbill* sea turtle (or caguama tortuga), on a secluded beach in Maunabo, Puerto Rico’s nature preserve, and she reminded me of the rat race. I’d been working all day, engrossed in the proverbial state […]

Are you traveling alone? (If not, you should be!)

As a solo traveler/adventurer, I am frequently asked in shock and bewilderment things like: “Are you traveling alone?!” “How can you do this by yourself? Do you feel safe?” “Why would you do this by yourself? I could never…” Looking past the (usually) unintentional and slightly patronizing assumption that I should evidently be incapable, there are […]

Don’t Call Me Crazy

Stunned, shamed, then deeply saddened. That is how I felt when a community college advisor courageously challenged my word choice in front of 250 of her colleagues. It was a beautiful sunny day in southern California, likely no different than most days in that prime weather region of the country. I was leading a half […]

Infinite Potential

Guest Post by Justin Walters: A few days ago on a lazy Sunday, I sat down at our kitchen table with my eight-year-old daughter, Claire, to eat a snack. We engaged in our usual chit-chat as I tried my best to appreciate this little bit of time we had alone together, time that seems to grow ever more scarce as she grows older. Suddenly, out of the blue, she asked me a strange question.

Let’s reboot, Code Babes

The digital learning environment is ripe for new approaches to learning. Education must change, and we need people to challenge the status quo. At a time when we need more computer scientists, technologists, and engineers, fresh approaches to learning and innovative ways of motivating students is a key imperative of our time. Code Babes is […]

Technovation: Globally Empowering Young Women to be Entrepreneurs

Do you care about increasing the participation of women in STEM? Check out this great program now it it’s 5th year. Technovation is the global technology entrepreneurship program for girls, with over 1,300 alumnae from 19 countries. Middle school, high school, and university students research, design, build, and launch a mobile app prototype through a […]

Top 10 Posts of 2013

2013 was my most active year in blogging yet, and I am excited to release the top 10 posts for the year! My goal is to write on topics on how we can better “engineer equity in education,” and I hope I have succeeded! I am looking forward to 2014 and further developing my thought leadership […]

STEM Jobs and Skills are in Demand

The Grand Challenges for the 21st century will require all levels of STEM professionals: from assembly line workers trained to use highly technical machines, to PhD astrophysicists. In fact, many of the jobs of tomorrow do not even exist today as they are dependent on future problems that will arise and the required technologies needed […]