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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
“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 [...]
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?
When is simple good enough? Read about my battle with the mop, and some questions for design thinking for our students.
See the top 10 posts of 2012 on MeaganPollock.com!
An honest reflection on 2012, and some forward thoughts to 2013. It’s been a year to remember… and I am optimistic and hopeful for the greater things yet to come. What have I become this year in pursuit of my goals? I have become a stronger woman. I faced great fears, overcame personal failures, achieved professional milestones, and taken great leaps. What can I hope for 2013? That I am stronger still.