Every year of my National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, I have to write and submit a summary report. Here is a review of what I did for the school/funding year of June 2012 – May of 2013: As a Doctoral Candidate in Engineering Education at Purdue University, my attention this past year has been [...]
As a nascent scholar, and near doctoral graduate, conferences offer incredible opportunities to present my work, learn from others, and build my network. This page serves as a landing page for a professional flyer I’ve created about me, my current work, and my summer 2013 conference presentations.
Have you thanked a teacher that made a difference in your life recently? Three months ago, I had an incredible opportunity to do just that, and it seems it was just in time. This past February, one of my clients needed me to teach at a conference in Houston. Houston is only a couple of [...]
High Tech High Heels is an organization that I have proudly been a part of since 2008. Every summer, this organization hosts a physics camp specifically for girls. These camps build confidence and introduce students to key principles in Advanced Placement (AP) Physics in a hands-on lab environment, all with the over arching objective of [...]
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 [...]