Week 6: Hard Work Really Does Pay Off

So, this week was filled with A LOT of activity. My partner and worked on building a website for our documentary. We gathered information about our topic, decided on the template for our design, and how we wanted to format our information. It was a lot of hard work due to editing the pages on our site. Every time we added an element, we got it checked with our supervisor and then went back to edit it. I tell ya, this whole week was full of trial and error but, it was also full of accomplishments and satisfaction. I feel that our (mine and Victoria’s) website has turned out really well. It is very crisp and eye-catching, and it matches the topic of choice: Women in Biomedical Engineering.

This is the link to our page for all that are interested in this very compelling website: https://msmanners10.wixsite.com/women-in-stem

Week 5: Pretty Awe-inspiring!

So, this week I found out that my Empowered partners and I are going to make documentaries. These are no mere documentaries though.  No sir, these are STEAM/STEM-related documentaries, and they are going to be amazing!!  My partner is the wonderful Victoria Brown. We decided to call ourselves Tori^2 (Tori Squared).  This power team decided to make a documentary based on women in Biomedical Engineering. Honestly, it took a bit of trial and error when choosing our topic, but it all worked out in the end.  I feel like this process will go very well, and the end result will be astonishing!

To wrap up Last weeks events, we started on Swift Playgrounds, which is a coding app from apple. Although it got tough sometimes, I worked through every exercise until I got a solution. We also had the wonderful speaker, Dr. Tanya Franklin, who is an OB/GYN. She gave many great pointers about life and how to grow as a person. One piece of advice that stuck out to me was “If you show confidence & positive energy, people will want to reach out to you and help you. Her overall lesson was to show that you have CONFIDENCE!

I really enjoyed this week and I’m looking forward to the next one.