Obituary: Mr. Nerd Geek Stereotype​

Obituary: Mr. Nerd Geek Stereotype

Mr. Nerd Geek Stereotype, was reported missing and presumed dead on January 1, 2019. Multiple conflicting reports confuse investigators of his last whereabouts. Accounts vary, but one thing is certain: Mr. Nerd Geek Stereotype should not be missed.

Lynn Vera, Gender Equity Expert

You are one of the most engaging and inspiring speakers I have heard in years. On your feet, you managed to convince an audience of people that they could make a difference. We left feeling hopeful and inspired!

Candace Peterson, Former President and CEO of

Candace Peterson

Thanks again for spending the time with us this past week [at]. Everyone was very excited about the engineering curriculum you developed and especially your expertise and passion. This should be a great year for us promoting STEM, thanks to you.

Michelle Brown, NAPE Consultant

Michelle Brown

Meagan is an excellent leader and coach because she challenges me appropriately, and gives specific, constructive feedback while ensuring I feel valued and positive about the work I am doing.

Chris Chavez, Foothill College

Chris Chavez Owl Scholars Program Support Specialist Foothill College

I wanted express my great appreciation and gratitude for the work that Meagan did in our workshop. Her enthusiasm, compassion, and professionalism in leading me and my colleagues through difficult, and often uncomfortable issues covered by your program was exemplary. If her comportment in our workshop was indicative of how NAPE as a whole advances […]

Dr. Lynford Goddard, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Lynford Goddard

“You are the world’s leading expert on the topic of training guidance counselors for promoting STEM.”

The Tortoise and the Rat

The Tortoise and the Rat: Sure, you were expecting the tortoise and the hare, right? Well, here are my reflections on the rat race after meeting a giant “tortoise.”

Headline News! Brains, Brawn, and Beauty?

Headlines are meant to capture attention and draw people in to read what is hopefully worthy news. Could headlines also shape identity?

You’ve Got the Wrong Super Hero! NFL vs. STEM

We wonder why the number one career that kids aspire to is a pro-athlete… We are spotlighting the wrong super heroes, folks.

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

Meagan Pollock - Mt. Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii

This post unpacks layers of norms and beliefs around traveling alone, and provide  tips on how to prepare for and enjoy solo traveling.