I am in DC this week for the 2013 Gender Summit, and yesterday’s keynote speaker was Julie Payette, a Canadian engineer and former NASA astronaut. Women are severely underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines, and therefore there is a dearth of female role models like Julie. To be an astronaut is sort […]
About 3 million jobs are unfilled because Americans lack the basic technical skills to fill them. With many positions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics being filled by people born outside the country, the United States is stepping up its efforts and making STEM education a top priority. Review this Infographic by topeducationdegrees.org that explores the […]
Every year of my National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, I have to write and submit a summary report. Here is a review of what I did for the school/funding year of June 2012 – May of 2013: As a Doctoral Candidate in Engineering Education at Purdue University, my attention this past year has been […]
As a nascent scholar, and near doctoral graduate, conferences offer incredible opportunities to present my work, learn from others, and build my network. This page serves as a landing page for a professional flyer I’ve created about me, my current work, and my summer 2013 conference presentations.
Have you thanked a teacher that made a difference in your life recently? Three months ago, I had an incredible opportunity to do just that, and it seems it was just in time. This past February, one of my clients needed me to teach at a conference in Houston. Houston is only a couple of […]
High Tech High Heels is an organization that I have proudly been a part of since 2008. Every summer, this organization hosts a physics camp specifically for girls. These camps build confidence and introduce students to key principles in Advanced Placement (AP) Physics in a hands-on lab environment, all with the over arching objective of […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]