This experience really made me realize how broad a career field Astronomy really is.
I think that more than anything else, hearing these kids talk about their work really convinced me how valuable this experience is for students.
I was impressed with how poised the [NITARP 2012] students were and how they were able to answer all of my questions. Each of them spoke to how NITARP had been a very positive experience. All of the young women I spoke with talked about wanting to pursue science in college.