George Lucas Educational Foundation

Meagan Ross

Meagan C. Pollock Ross is passionate about providing awareness of engineering to K-12 educators, enabling them to actively and confidently influence students to become the next generation of world changing engineers. Through her consulting business, Meagan regularly develops and facilitates workshops on STEM careers for K-12 educators, parents, and students, with the personal objective to help close the gender gap in engineering.

Meagan Ross is a Ph.D. student in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University, and is a recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She received a B.S. in Computer Science from Texas Woman's University, and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, she worked as a microelectromechanical-systems (MEMS) engineer for Texas Instruments.

Her research interests include gender equity in the K-12 Classroom, assessment of K-12 engineering education, curriculum development, and teacher professional development. Meagan currently resides in Round Rock, Texas, with her husband, Nick Ross.

* 2011 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship Recipient *

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