Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Presentation Day!

Hello all!

So we finally finished our presentation and I feel like I can finally enjoy the week without feeling a wave of nervousness every second. Overall, the entire event was fantastic, and all of the Fellows and speakers did an amazing job in presenting their information to the audience (which had quite a number of young people, I might add). It was refreshing to see everyone present with charisma, poise, and expertise on their various topics, and I felt that the audience was engaged and interested in all of the new information that was brought to the floor. It was also exciting to hear the questions and comments audience members had for us at the end of the session. One young woman came up to me at the end of the panel, asking for advice on reaching out to superintendents and representatives about increasing funds for women in STEM education. Interactions such as this gave me the impression that what we said really reached our target audience and brought them in. In general, I loved being able to sit on the panel and share my research that I have been conducting over the past few months, and I'm sure all of the other fellows would agree. I'm also relieved to finally have the nerves behind me (and I'm sure you can see that in the picture I've attached!)

Until next time!

PS: Those random people you may not recognize are my family members. They came to New York to support WomenNC!


  1. Extra special thanks to those "random people" (Polk family members extraordinare) who attended the Feb. 20 Fellows event at NCSU and even made the trip to New York. Another example of how family support helps young people to succeed. Give them an exta hug, Alex!

  2. I will! And I might add that they were very excited to meet you at the dinner, Lois :)