About

As an engineer turned educator, Meagan Pollock is focused on engineering equity into education and the workforce. 

Bio

Meagan began her career playing with light projection on tiny microscopic mirrors as an engineer for Texas Instruments, and now utilizes metaphorical projectors and mirrors to shine a light on micro and macro social systems that when adjusted, improve student success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). 

Dr. Meagan Pollock serves as the Executive Director of Design Connect Create, a nonprofit organization that empowers young women to be successful in STEM courses in order to close the gender gap in STEM careers. 

In addition, Meagan’s company, 7E Ventures, provides teaching, consulting and development services related to engineering, education and equity to industry, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions across the globe. 

Meagan was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and she holds a PhD in engineering education from Purdue University, a MS in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University, and a BS in computer science from Texas Woman’s University. 

As an engineer turned educator, Meagan is focused on engineering equity into education and the workforce. 

Resume

For a standard overview of Meagan’s experience, education, awards, publications, and talks, download Meagan’s resume. 

Last updated June 2018

What Meagan’s Published

Publications

Pollock, M. (2014). Multiple Case Study Analysis of Young Women’s Experiences in High School Engineering. PhD Engineering Education, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN. Advisor: Dr. Monica Cardella.

Pollock, M. (2007). Permeation & Diffusion of Moisture through the Window Bondline Adhesive for the Digital Micromirror Device. MS Electrical Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.  Advisor: Dr. Richard Gale.

For each: Project Visionary and Manager, Subject Matter Expert, and Graphic Designer

Brown, M., Martin, J., Davis, M. & Pollock, M. (2018). Eliminating Barriers through Culturally Responsive Teaching Toolkit. NAPE. Gap, PA.

Brown, M., Thompson, J., & Pollock, M. (2017). Ensuring Equity in Problem Based Learning Toolkit. NAPE. Gap, PA.

Brown, M., Tucker, C., & Pollock, M. (2017). Inspiring Courage to Excel through Self-Efficacy Toolkit. NAPE. Gap, PA.

Pollock, M. (2016). Explore STEM Careers Toolkit, 2nd Edition. NAPE. Gap, PA.

Brown, M., & Pollock, M. (2016). Realizing Potential with Mindset Toolkit. NAPE. Gap, PA.

Williams, B., & Pollock, M. (2015). Explore Nontraditional Careers Toolkit. NAPE. Gap, PA.

Brinkman, B., Pollock, M., Jones, T., & Cardella, M. (2014).  Parents as Critical Influence: Insights from five different studies. Paper presented at the 121stAmerican Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN.

Pollock, Meagan (2013). Attracting Future Engineers: Best Practices from K-12 Counselor Professional Development, 2008-2012. Paper presented at WEPAN’s 24th National Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Pollock, Meagan (2013). Engineering Educators in Industry:  a Case Study of a Doctoral InternshipPaper presented at the 2013 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Pollock, Meagan (2013). Equipping an Army of Ambassadors: A Workshop Model for a STEM Career Speaker’s BureauPaper presented at the 2013 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Ross, Meagan (2012). K-12 Engineering Education Market Needs and Analysis for Texas Instruments Education Technology. A White Paper from a commissioned research study. Dallas, TX.

Ross, Meagan. (2012). PK-12 Counselors Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors related to Gender and STEM. Proceedings for the 119th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, San Antonio, Tx.

Ross, Meagan. (2011). Integrated STEM Education: Pairing Engineering is Elementary and Learning.com. A White Paper prepared for Learning.com. Portland, OR.

Wertz, R. and Ross, M. (2011) Assessing Engineering Students’ Information Literacy Skills: An Alpha Version of a Multiple-Choice Instrument. Proceedings for American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference. Vancouver, BC.

Ross, M. and M. Fosmire. (2011) Lifelong learning and information literacy skills and the first year engineering undergraduate:  Report of a self-assessment. Proceedings for American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference. Vancouver, BC.

Ross, M. (2011) Preparing Counselors to Advocate STEM Careers: A Professional Development model for K-12 Counselors. Proceedings for American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference. Vancouver, B.C.

Pollock, Meagan. (2008, 11/10/2008). Atomic Layer Deposition as a Moisture Barrier in Wafer Level Packaging of a MEMS Device. Paper presented at the TI MEMS Symposium, Dallas.

Meagan Pollock - Speaking
Meagan Pollock - Speaking
Meagan Pollock - Speaking
Meagan Pollock - Speaking
Meagan Pollock - Speaking
Meagan Pollock - Speaking

Notable Invited Talks

Since 2008, Meagan has taught tens of thousands of educators and professionals around the globe through workshops, invited talks, keynote addresses, and conference sessions. 

Here are some selected and notable invited talks and keynotes that indicate the diversity of organizations served:


  • “Is it STEM, STEAM, or STREAM?,” Association for Learning Environments, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, 04/26/2019
  • "Can I do this? Tools for coaching yourself to success," Stark Foundation, Orange, TX, 03/23/19
  • "Choose Your Own Adventure: Cultivating Courage for a Fantastic Future," Lovejoy STEM Festival, Allen, TX, 03/02/19
  • "Stepping Out of our Comfort Zones," Texas A&M Qatar, Doha, Qatar, 09/27/18
  • "What’s in Your Riptide? Implicit Bias," Junior League, Dallas, TX 09/21/18
  • “Girls STEM Experience: Engineer Your Future,” University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO, 02/01/18
  • “Creating Inclusive Communities for Student Success,” Texas A&M Qatar, Doha, Qatar, 10/24/17
  • “We are #STEMpowered! (So hear us roar!),” AAUW’s Great Explorations in STEM, Walla Walla, WA, 03/11/17
  • “Mighty Micromessages for Student Success,” Oregon Department of Education, Pendleton, OR, 03/10/17
  • “The Building Blocks of an Inclusive Community,” New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM, 08/08/2016
  • “Design Your World,” Society of Women Engineers Design Your World Conference, Dallas, TX, 03/28/15
  • “Building Courage to Challenge the Status Quo,” Explore Nontraditional Careers Conference, Albuquerque, NM, 09/22/15
  • “Unlock the Status Quo: Release a Whole New Engineer,” Engineers Without Borders National Conference, Montreal, CA, 01/16/15
  • “Inspiring Future Engineers: Strategies for Role Models,” Northeast Texas Society of Professional Engineers, Bonham, TX, 01/08/15
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