go-to twist out was the style for the day using Shea Moisture's Jamaican Black Castor Oil (JBCO) styling lotion (see my review on the entire JBCO collection here)!
As I mentioned a while ago on YouTube, I really would like to start a new channel (trying to think of a good name!) that showcases all things STEM-related (science, technology, engineering & mathematics) and also get into the details of my engineering academic experiences in the hopes that it can help inform and encourage others out there in their academic pursuits! I've already started receiving STEM-related questions from my Natural Chica peeps out there and I can't wait to get into them as soon as I get my new mommy routine a little bit more ironed out 🙂 In the meantime, if you're working in a STEM career or pursuing a STEM degree, I would love to connect with you! Feel free to write a quick note telling me about your career or academic pursuits and send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "STEM connect". I look forward to hearing from you!Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Congrats Mae a job WELL DONE!!!
Thanks so much Sabrina!
Congrats Mae! That is quite an accomplishment
Thank you Jackie 🙂
CONGRATULATIONS Dr. Mae!!! All kudos to you on reaping the fruits of your patience, determination, hard work, and sacrifice(s). Victory is sweet and my best wishes to you for a fulfilling and prolific career 🙂
I appreciate the kind words! Thank you so much Salihah!
Congratulations!!! It is well deserved and I hope you continue to do great things…for the natural hair community and STEM.
Thank you April!
Congratulations! You are an inspiration; thank you for sharing your journey.
Thank you 😀
Congratulations! You so deserve it. I just have 2 questions:
1. How did you maintain funding for 7 yrs? Most programs that I’ve seen only do a max of 4-5 yrs for funding.
2. Do you consider the social sciences to be a part of STEM? I’ve heard a lot of people referring to STEM as STEMS to include the social sciences, but we still do not receive close to the same amount of recognition or respect that true STEM majors/professionals do.
Thanks!! To answer your questions:
1. I had several fellowships that I applied for and was granted throughout the years along with departmental funding
2. That’s a great question that I’ve never applied much thought to. I know that traditionally, it has not been grouped with the STEM disciplines but it’s certainly something I will look into further
Congratulations Mae 🙂 a job well done!!!! Congratulations on becoming a mommy as well. A lot to celebrate this year ☺️. Lovely lipstick…what kind is it (if you don’t mind me asking)
Thank you! It’s a natural lipstick by Mineral Fusion (in Tempting) – http://bit.ly/mineralfusions
Mae, I’m so happy to hear you have completed your degree. I know you are thrilled at being done with it all and now I can refer to you as Dr. Natural Chica!! Hooray!! Congrats on your baby boy as well. May peace and positivity continue to envelope you with God’s love,
Mae I would like to join in with my CONGRATULATIONS to you for your outstanding accomplishments!!!!!
Congratulations! I’m sure it was quite the journey but you endured and you completed it!!!! What an accomplishment!!!!
Mae, congratulations on this huge milestone. Quite a year you’re having! 🙂 I am rejoicing with you!
Thanks so much Fleurzty!! 🙂
SO PROUD OF YOU! Congrats for setting a goal and meeting it 🙂
BLACK WOMEN IN STEM~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have followed you since 2009. I think you are beautiful, inside and out. Congratulations on everything!!!! Where did you earned your degree?
Congratulations!!! Had no idea you were studying in this field. Did you also pursue your first degree and masters in Engineering?
Thanks! Yes, my B.S. was also in Materials Science and Engineering. My program was B.S. straight to Ph.D. No Master’s in between.
Sorry this is belated, but congratulations on your graduation!! Thanks for sharing this. I am in year 3 of a PhD program. I took a year off after giving birth to twins last year. It has been quite an emotional ride. BTW, I love what you’ve been doing to your hair. It’s hard keeping up with it all with house, babies, husband, PhD, and natural hair to care for.