This week felt a little slower, as I ran into a fair number of bugs in my project. I managed to finish a major module in my code and make great headway into another! I can now import job data into my program and perform basic searches.
This past week has been pretty tricky. I’m getting into more analysis and engagement work, trying to understand the audience we are reaching with this project against science misinformation and vaccine hesitancy.
This week, I spent most of time on Excel formatting data for the Compare Your Institution webpage on the APS website. In my opinion, this is an important aspect of the Education and Diversity Statistics project as most institutions and most people use this as a resource very often.
This was another super busy week for me! I only had a few meetings for my internship this week, but I wanted to really start moving on my code. On Monday, I had the chance to have lunch with the other interns and department heads in APS.
This week seemed to go by fast! It was mostly spent in meetings, webinars, and brainstorming sessions, but ended with me going home to Washington for the weekend. That was the theme for this week - exploring the different types of meaningful connections in my life.
Week three is in the books! This work week was a little shorter, as APS offices were closed for Juneteenth on Friday. I enjoyed a lunch with the APS Careers team on Thursday, followed by a fascinating virtual colloquium with SPS National President, Dr. Kiril Streletzky.
Switching to the NSF database from the IPEDS database was a difficult decision, and naturally, it gave rise to more decisions. Deciding on how to construct the data tables required lots of experimentation and code review.
For my second week with APS, I was met with a lot of meetings, a lot of questions, and a lot of opportunities to grow. We have hit a slight snag in the main project I am working on, which has required a lot of clarification.