SAVE THE DATE!  Monday, May 5th

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Featured Keynoter:  Meagan Pollock
Sponsored by SD-DCTE, via a grant from SD-Epscor

Meagan Pollock is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, currently finishing her Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Purdue University. Meagan worked as an engineer for Texas Instruments before returning to school to earn her doctorate. She has earned a B.S. in Computer Science in Math from Texas Woman’s University, and a Masters of Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University.

As a consultant, Meagan has been designing and facilitating professional development workshops for counselors and educators on topics of engineering, STEM*, and gender equity since 2008, for organizations such as High Tech High Heels and the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity. In addition, Meagan has developed integrated STEM curriculum for, and Scientific Minds, and worked as a research consultant for Texas Instruments Education Technology in exploring the K-12 Engineering Education market opportunities.

As a researcher, Meagan’s current work is focused on closing the gender gap in engineering, improving STEM career counseling, equipping STEM professionals to be role models, and equity training for educators. We are pleased to host her in Sioux Falls on May 5th.


STEM is a multi-faceted philosophy that integrates curriculum from all areas.  It makes coursework relevant while giving students the opportunity to practice 21st Century Skills that are valued in today’s workforce and necessary for revitalizing our communities.