Rachel Shannon joins with ISGC for education, outreach
Rachel Shannon, an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, will bring her expertise to the Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) as Assistant Director for Education and Outreach.
Shannon’s research interests revolve around STEM education, engineering education, designing ways of thinking, empathy, and social justice. Prior to pursuing an academic career, she served in the U.S. Navy from 2006 to 2010.
At Iowa State University, Shannon has collaborated with the WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) organization and 4-H Extension and Outreach to actively involve women and youth in STEM-related fields. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Iowa State University. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in industrial design from the Iowa State University College of Design. Shannon will support the ISGC director with numerous tasks, including proposal development, data collection, and reporting; supporting the director and member affiliates in implementing goals and objectives for education and outreach; promoting statewide programs; and attending national and regional meetings.