I sat there, scanning through a list of words I hadn’t heard of since middle school. I had already looked over the words I knew I recognized Sent from iPhone
I’ll be honest with you all, I have made a C in every math class I have ever taken in college, but I found a friend in science. What I realized as I conducted my research about STEM was that, I don’t know a whole lot about one specific area, but I know a little bit of something about everything. And by-George, just because I did not take a bunch of Engineering classes, it does not mean that I did not take poetry workshops and that I have been writing poetry since elementary school. And by-George I know I’m pretty good at it! So I took that confidence and ran with it. Right at the deadline for interested performers to apply, I sent in my not-so developed thoughts:
“Hello Mr. Mabry,
I am Cynthia M. Sharpe and I would like to participate in the STEM Poetry Slam on January 30th. I am no STEM major, so I figured it would be appropriate for me to write about how I don’t know much about STEM, but I do know about Chemistry between two people. Something to that liking. And then use STEM terms in a different way, in a way I prefer to understand them. For example, I’ve heard Java as being a computer engineering headache, but I understand Java as soothing coffee with some coffee cake where two beings can simply conversate on how they want to further complicate their ironic, iconic, ionic bond. These are just a few thoughts that I hope will encourage you to consider me as a participant.
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Cynthia M. Sharpe, is a May 2015 graduate of NC State University. Cynthia graduated with a B.A. in English with a concentration in creative writing and currently aspires to pursue an M.F.A. in Creative Writing. “As I let my own light shine, I unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” -Cynthia M. Sharpe, inspired by Marianne Williamson