Brianna Dorie is a PhD Candidate in Engineering Education as well as Ecological Science & Engineering Interdisciplinary Graduate Program at Purdue University. Her primary interests focus on learning engineering in informal environments, sustainability and spatial reasoning.
Meagan Pollock is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, currently finishing her Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Purdue University. Meagan worked as a engineer for Texas Instruments, including three co-op rotations, before returning to school to earn her doctorate. She has earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Texas Woman’s University, and a Masters of Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University. In addition, Meagan has developed secondary curriculum in STEM for Learning.com 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. As a volunteer, Meagan serves as a leader for Big Beacon: A Movement to Transform Engineering Education, as well as High Tech High Heels.
Monica E. Cardella is an Associate Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue University and the Director of Informal Learning Environments Research for INSPIRE (the Institute for P-12 Engineering Research and Learning). She has a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Puget Sound and an MS and PhD in Industrial Engineering from the University of Washington. Her research focuses on: parents' roles in engineering education; engineering learning in informal environments; engineering design education; and mathematical thinking.
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