American Association of Physics Teachers

Friday, June 5, 2015

Patrick Mangan

As my 2nd week here in D.C. comes to a close, things have become more routine. I wake up at 7:00 and meet the other interns working at ACP at 7:50 for our morning commute. We arrive at ACP about an hour later and then I stop by the Kurig machine for the first of many coffees. We all work, one intern on each floor of the building, until noon when we all take our lunch break together. We talk about our days as I inhale my lunch with enthusiasm. Afterwards, we go back to our work and then meet up again to catch the 5:00 shuttle to the metro station and begin the trek home. Once I get home I spend the rest of the day sitting on the couch watching TV until I go to bed. Then I wake up the next day and do it all again.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Patrick Mangan

I've spent a little less than a week in Washington D.C. and I've so far only put in 2 whole days of work with my internship, but it's already been a great experience. I've had lunch with Nobel Prize winners, stood next to buildings that I had only ever seen in textbooks, and I've sat at a desk for a regular 9-5 job. All of these are new experiences for me and all of these I've done in my time here so far.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Christine O'Donnell

This summer was a good experience for me. I knew there was a lot to the field of science policy, and I knew that my public policy master coursework would be useful. However, nothing beats first-hand experience working on science policy.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Christine O'Donnell

As cliché as it sounds, it’s incredibly amazing to think this is already the end of the second week. My calendar seemed to be less packed with activities, and yet the time flew by even faster.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Christine O'Donnell

At the risk of repeating all my fellow interns, it’s been one crazy week.

Patrick Mangan

AAPT/PTRA Teacher Professional Development Intern

SPS will have a significant presence at the 2015 AAPT Summer Meeting

Saturday, July 25

Careers Toolbox Workshop

Sunday, July 26

SPS Poster Session

Monday, July 27

SPS Reception


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Caleb L. Heath

I am a teacher.

I had been saying that I would soon be a teacher, that I wasn't actually a teacher yet but would be starting at my first position in a few weeks. My colleagues at the PTRA Summer Institute have forced me to banish the future tense.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Caleb L. Heath

This has been a big week for me personally. After years of training, and months of back-breaking, nerve-wracking searching, I have a teaching job. I am the newest math teacher at Van Buren High School in Van Buren Arkansas.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Caleb L. Heath

The highlight of this week was undoubtedly our tour of NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology. This is an amazing place, a true gem of a national lab, and a cornerstone of American industry.