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IRIDESCENT
April 22, 2009

The leaders of Iridescent are very professional. The Engineers as Teachers program is an excellent idea. Not only do the students get to meet and work with aspiring engineers but the engineering students have an opportunity to talk about their plans to the students. They students who came to our school were so well matched for our students. Tara and Kara prepared the engineering students. They brought everything they needed. In one instance, we only needed to provide water. The students remained engaged throughout the 4 weeks they were on campus. Students looked forward to their visits. As a former teacher, I remember the first day I stepped in front of students for the first time. I could not have asked for a better way to get students to realize that engineers are people, too, and that there are so many different avenues they can follow if they choose to be engineers. I cannot recommend Iridescent and the Engineers as Teachers program enough. An excellent way to get role models into the schools. Who knows - some may become teachers, I hope. Just what we need, excellent, passionate teachers to instruct our future engineers and scientists.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the way students look forward to their regular science class.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to provide services to as many as I could while maintaining the goals and integrity of the organization.

More feedback

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their professionalism and enthusiasm, not to mention their knowledge of both the classroom and their fields.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

enthusiastic, knowledgeable, professional and prepared for anything.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach many, many more students from low incomes areas and open up the word of science and engineering for them.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to spend in the classroom while the groups were working.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

time, money and man (woman) power. There are only so many student volunteers and more schools requesting an opportunity to be a part of it all.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Iridescent is great. I look forward to being able to partner with them for many years.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I helped co-found a charter middle school with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math for students from South Los Angeles.