Dr. Scanlon is an Associate Teaching Professor of Engineering at Penn State Berks. Outside of the classroom, Dr. Scanlon's research interests include innovative 3D printing and scanning methods, as well as the use of mixed reality in education. As a result of her research, Scanlon founded Trimatis, LLC, a company that converts plastic waste into 3D printer filament.
Dr. Scanlon is also the founder and director of Penn State FiERCE (Futures in Engineering: Role Models Can Empower), a program that investigates the effect of role-models and mentors on students interest and self-confidence in engineering.
Lehrer, J., & Scanlon, M., (2017). The Development of a Sustainable Technology for 3D Printing Using Recycled Materials. In ASEE (Ed.), ASEE PEER. (pp. 8). http://https://peer.asee.org/29391.
Scanlon, M., & Bayerle, L. A. (2017). FiERCE: Empowering Girls in Engineering Through Role-Models and Mentoring. In ASEE (Ed.), ASEE PEER. (pp. 9). http://https://peer.asee.org/29378.
Chaker, Mahdi, Michael Cimerola, and Marietta R. Scanlon, PhD. "Strengthening Connections: Intuitive Interfaces for Life Story Work in Elder Care." HCI International 2015. Vol. 528. New York: Springer International, 2015. 287-92. Print. Communications in Computer and Information Science.
PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University;
S.M., Metallurgy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Tufts University