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

Bio

Dr. Meagan Pollock envisions a world where personal and social circumstances are not obstacles to achieving potential, and where kindness, inclusivity, and conservation prevail. An international speaker, teacher, engineer, and equity leader, her mission is to provide services, tools, and resources that inspire awareness and initiate action. Her books “Quotes and Questions for Reflection and Dialogue,” and “Together We Can Make the World Better” (Children’s Book with Discussion Guide), are socially-conscious books that encourage conversation, compassion, and action. 
 
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. A storyteller at heart, Meagan connects with audiences through her authentic style, and her ability to facilitate tough conversations.
 
A past recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Meagan holds a PhD in engineering education from Purdue University, an MS in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University, and a BS in computer science from Texas Woman’s University.
 
Meagan began her career playing with light projection on tiny microscopic mirrors as an engineer for Texas Instruments. She now utilizes metaphorical projectors and mirrors to shine a light on micro and macro social systems that when adjusted, improve student and employee success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

As an engineer turned educator, Meagan focuses 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 August 2019

What Meagan’s Published

Publications

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

Pollock, M. (2019) Together, We Can Make The World Better. Amazon KDP. 

Pollock, M. (2019) Quotes and Questions for Reflection and Dialogue. Amazon KDP. 

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.

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.

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
What People Say About Meagan
Chrissy Mayhall
Chrissy Mayhall
3/4/16
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I could have listened to Dr. Pollock for hours! I'd like to say, "Thank You!" to Dr. Pollock for opening my eyes, mind, and heart! 😉
Alyssa Emanuelson
Alyssa Emanuelson
3/5/19
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As an experienced educator, this course [on Culturally Responsive Teaching] was fabulous. I will be able to apply everything I learned in my classroom.
Amanda Potts
Amanda Potts
7/2/19
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I am blown away by the quality a presentation that we received. The ideas and tools given are easily implemented and will make a significant impact on how we help students in special populations.
Hannahlise McDaniel
Hannahlise McDaniel
8/17/16
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This workshop has helped me to see the ways in which I affect my students that I was previously unaware of. I am going forward with eyes open and I hope to change my teaching so that all students feel valued and safe in my classroom.
Lilla Vinci
Lilla Vinci
3/25/16
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Meagan is absolutely excellent. I can apply what Meagan taught to my own child. Excellent workshop! Applies to everyone!
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1/5/16
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You have done a great job making difficult conversations easier to have.
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8/12/16
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Thank you so much for helping show us a new way of teaching by steering clear of stereotypes, and micromessaging.
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8/12/16
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We need more Meagan in the world!
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9/22/16
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Meagan was great, and very open to helping us see how we can use these strategies and information.
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9/23/16
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The facilitator adroitly dealt with a difficult situation at the very end of our training session. Meagan calmly and effectively addressed a chasm that had developed among some of the trainees and utilized the situation to reiterate that a day-long session could not solve all inequities.
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5/24/17
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This was a well-organized, balanced and non-judgmental webinar that offered actionable points.
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5/24/17
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[The workshop] was great. I liked Meagan's example of the train and unintentional micromessaging and how cultural, gender and bias may create mixed messages that may or may not upset the balance of one's self-efficacy. I also liked the request for thoughtful interaction.
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6/22/17
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Meagan did an excellent job of facilitating the discussion and activity.
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10/2/17
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[Dr. Pollock] was inspiring and the accompanying book was great. She helped make the course a safe space for open discussion and real growth among the participants.
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11/3/17
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Meagan is amazing! I really identified with her experiences and learned a lot about how to create a welcoming environment for my students. I was so thrilled with her presentation I told my daughter to come by the next day. Meagan did us the wonderful honor of speaking to my daughter, who is a freshman in college, and considering a non-traditional career. Meagan's professionalism and competence was an inspiration to my child. I love that Meagan's motivation and excitement was able to transfer to me and my child in such a positive and helpful way. I think Meagan is exactly where she needs to be, and has found a home in her career.
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11/17/17
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I enjoyed Meagan's personal stories that allowed us to identify with the topics at hand and understand how her own micromessaging growth. She made it personal and applicable.
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11/17/17
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Meagan created a very safe space for other teachers to be honest and self reflect (both + and -). I felt safe to be vulnerable and learn.
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3/5/19
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Thank you for sharing so candidly about your own lived experiences.
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3/5/19
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Meagan was authentically herself and modeled how to do that in front of a group of learners.
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7/12/19
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Thanks for giving me a strategy that I can actually use and am excited about working with my CTE teachers/stakeholders with.
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8/27/18
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This training revolutionized my perception of how to counsel others from an open, understanding perspective.
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1/23/18
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I really enjoyed this. I usually do not like missing school, but I feel this was well worth it. I feel it was very valuable and applicable.
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10/23/18
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The facilitators were real. I felt like I could sit and talk with them without really knowing them. Being comfortable with the speakers made the session enjoyable. This session made me do some soul searching which in turn will make me a better instructor.
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2/12/18
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I thought Meagan did an excellent job. She is very knowledgeable on the subject matter.
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3/9/18
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Meagan is an excellent presenter who helped to make things personal and applicable.
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4/10/18
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Everything about this session was beneficial for me as a teacher. The presentation was awesome and very informative two thumbs up!
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4/10/18
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Dr. Pollock is a great instructor and her personal experiences really resonate in this presentation.
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4/10/18
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Meagan is a great instructor who is relatable and knowledgeable. I enjoyed having her work with us today.
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4/10/18
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Meagan was an excellent facilitator. Nice balance between sharing information and allowing time for sharing and reflection.
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4/30/18
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Promoting equality is a lot harder that we think. Dr. Pollock helped me see what I can do better to help my students feel confident.
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