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Kenan Fellows’ Voices: Allison Stewart

As an elementary school teacher, I realize how important physics really is and how much I really do love learning how things work. I constantly encourage my students to ask questions and figure out the why and how of things.

This summer, I was able to practice what I preach.

I interned as a Kenan Fellow with the NC Science Festival on an elementary school program about the physics of flight. It has been an unexpected yet wonderful experience especially working with my mentors ─ Jonathan Frederick, the director, and Marissa Hartzler, the statewide programs coordinator for the NC Science Festival. Their limitless creativity is so inspiring!

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The Kenan Fellows Program is an initiative of the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science, and is generously supported by grants from business, foundations, government organizations, and individual partners.