Partnerships

January 11th, 2017 by Tiffany Parks

The Kenan Fellow/Mentor partnership is the foundation of our program. What does this partnership mean to you?

  • Did you work with a single mentor or multiple professionals?

I had multiple professionals at NCSU that I was working with.  It was great having a variety.

  • Describe a time when your mentor helped you understand something or helped you have an “ah-ha” moment.

With Elena we had a lot of moments because she is a genius in comparison to my knowledge of nanotechnology.  She showed us a lot about welding wires and 3D printing.

  • Discuss the working relationship between you and your mentor. Did you work side-by-side? Did he/she allow you to work on your own?

She was there if we needed assistance but most days we were working in groups with other Kenan Fellows.

  • What do you consider to be the lasting impact of this relationship?

I know she is there to help and assist us in any way.  She is opening up resources for rental, which will be very helpful in our implementation of nanotech work.

  • Do you plan to work together after the fellowship ends?

We are trying to get ready to have our students compete in the assist project this year.

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