I am a Big Beacon Ambassador

When in high school, I remember deciding one of my life goals was to become a U.S. Ambassador. I’d never met one, but I liked the idea of representing something I was proud of in a foreign environment. Here I am, 30, and certainly not on a path to becoming an Ambassador to my country, […]

Guest Blog: 3 Ideas on Improving Perceptions of Engineering

Honored to be a guest blogger for Compass Learning out of Austin, Texas! Read my guest blog post for 3 Ideas on Improving Perceptions of Engineering.  

Thank an engineer: Kitchen Aid Blender

I am starting a blog series called: Thank an engineer. It is an effort for me to draw awareness to some of the cool, and often basic things we take for granted, for which engineers are responsible. Earlier this month I wrote about some of my pioneer woman efforts living here in Puerto Rico, about […]

Big Beacon Blog

Honored to guest blog today on BigBeacon.org: A Movement to Transform Engineering Education.  Change the Conversation: Engineering Awareness in K-12. The blog discusses the lack of public understanding of engineering and the need to remedy this change in K-12. The National Academy of Engineering Changing the Conversation messages are listed as a framework, and two […]

Uncomfortable: Implications of Race, Class & Gender for the Classroom

No matter how comfortable I am sitting here at my desk overlooking the Caribbean sea, what I did not expect is how uncomfortable I would be when I leave the home I have made for myself here. Read about how I am experiencing race, gender, and class in a new way, and consider the implications for your classroom.

Do you work in the cafeteria? No, I am an engineer. *ROLE MODELS NEEDED!

“Excuse me, ma’am, do you work in the cafeteria?” inquired a curious pre-teen female of me after watching an interactive skit during Take Your Kids to Work Day at Texas Instruments in 2008. I had one of the lead roles in a skit demonstrating how the technology of the digital micromirror device works while I […]

If I had a $1,000,000…. for “STEM” Education.

Lockheed Martin has granted $1 million to implement and sustain Project Lead the Way programs across the U.S. If I had a million dollars, (as I start humming Barenaked Ladies) How would I improve STEM education?

Pioneer Woman vs. the Mop: Rethinking Old Designs

When is simple good enough? Read about my battle with the mop, and some questions for design thinking for our students.

Top 10 Posts of 2012

See the top 10 posts of 2012 on MeaganPollock.com!

STEMinist Profile

STEMinist focuses on women in Science, Tech, Engineering and Math. They hope to increase the visibility of women in STEM, promote and elevate the perspective of women in these traditionally underrepresented fields, encourage younger women and girls to pursue careers in STEM, and capture a social media snapshot of what’s trending for women in STEM. […]