Menglu Peng is a doctoral student in the STEM Education program. Her research primarily uses quantitative methods to uncover some of the reasons why women are underrepresented in STEM fields. She is also interested in figuring out why Asian Americans have a relatively higher representation in STEM fields. She has a B.S. in Biology and a Master's degree in Biochemistry. Before coming to UT, Menglu was a teacher in a private high school in China.
She was a graduate research assistant at the Population Research Center at UT, working on the UTeach Engineering project. Their research team's work appears in the Journal of Women and Minority in Science and Engineering, and was presented at the AERA 2017 annual meeting. She now works for the Center for STEM Education at UT, primarily working on project evaluation.