Dear former Energy Day Academic Program winner,

One of the goals of the Energy Day Program is to inspire and motivate students to stay active and interested in STEM subjects; another is to encourage them pursue careers in STEM fields. That begins with keeping students interested in STEM subjects and giving them an accurate view of what those careers actually look like, including the vast variety of people, personalities, and job opportunities. An integral part of that is sharing your stories: students need to hear from other students! In order to accomplish our goals and make Energy Day the best it can be, we need your feedback. Thank you for your help!

* 1. Tell us a little about yourself (your name, age, grade level or job title/description, etc). Sharing your gender is not required but would be extremely helpful for analytical reasons. Also share your favorite thing about STEM (why do you like it?).

* 2. How old were you when you realized you were interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)?

* 3. What would you say to a young student who doesn't like STEM?

* 4. Did you have any teacher(s) who mentored you or inspired you to pursue STEM? If so, please explain.

* 5. What are you currently working on that involves STEM?

* 6. What have been some of your biggest challenges in your academic pursuits? What have you done to overcome them?

* 7. Where do you see yourself in 10 years (and even in 20 years)? What path do you plan to take in order to accomplish those goals?

* 8. How could you help others to get involved in STEM?

* 9. Finally, we would love to feature you on our website and in our newsletter. If you're interested, please email a professional-looking picture of yourself (a casual photo can be cropped, but please no photos of inappropriate behavior) to Paige Barnes (