- Dr. Monica Cox is a Professor and the Inaugural Chair in the Department of Engineering Education at The Ohio State University
- Her research is focused on the use of mixed methodologies to explore significant research questions in undergraduate, graduate, and professional engineering education; to explore issues of intersectionality among women, particularly Women of Color in engineering; and to develop, disseminate, and commercialize reliable and valid assesment tools for use across the engineering education continuum.
- In 2011, she became the first African American woman to earn tenure in the College of Engineering at Purdue University
- In 2008 she also earned a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), which is the highest honor bestowed by the US Government on outstanding scientists and engineers
- Monica is the Founder and CEO or Prepared to Be A Pioneer, where she serves as a speaker and consultant
Here's a sneak peek of what's inside today's episode:
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In this episode, we discussed:
- [04:00] – The point she recognized her interest in S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
- [05:00] – Her early stage mentors, including her parents and professors at Spelman College
- [06:50] – Her strategic approach to attaining the degrees she did and her desire to become a University President since the age of 19
- [07:45] – We spoke about her new job at Ohio State and what her day to day there is like right now
- [10:15] – We talked about perseverance and how she was able to push ahead through some of her road blocks as a pioneer
- [15:45] – How often she looks at her goals and tracking them
- [17:20] – We talked about what we as a community and for those of us as parents, can begin doing to expose our children to S.T.E.M.
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