Helena Scutt

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Contact Information

  • Center for Design Research
    Stanford University
    424 Panama Mall, Bldg. 560
    Stanford, CA 94305-2206
  • hiscutt@stanford.edu


Helena is studying Biomechanical Engineering as a Stanford undergraduate and will graduate in 2014.

She joined the DEL in the summer of 2012. Her research focus is on how to retain girls and women in STEM fields, particularly in high school and college. She investigated the conditional effects of gender on the high school and undergraduate experiences and conducted a literature review to assess best practices for secondary and post-secondary educators. 

Helena is part of the Stanford Society of Women Engineers and has written for the Stanford Journal of Public Health. She is also the Community Service coordinator for Cardinal Council (Stanford's student-athlete advisory committee). Helena has a passion for design, human movement, and high performance sailing - especially when it involves carbon fiber. She has been Captain of the Varsity Sailing Team for two years and is on the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider.


  • B.S., Biomechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2014 (expected)


SURI 2012 Poster

Scutt, H. I., Gilmartin, S. K., Sheppard, S. D., & Brunhaver, S. R. (2013, June). Research-Informed Practices for Inclusive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Classrooms: Strategies for Educators to Close the Gender Gap. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA. Presenting author. Paper

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