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Elias Kim

Friday, June 5, 2015

Elias Kim

Over the weekend, I went with a couple of the SPS interns to see the acclaimed Air and Space Museum. I had been there before as an 8th grader, but was eager to see it again having taken a number of astronomy courses during my time at Vassar.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Drew Roberts

The second weekend afforded me time to get to better know the area around Woodley Park. Just down the road from our apartment is a set of streets centered around Massachusetts Ave. that contain dozens of foreign embassies. It makes for a great walk to pass by the Embassy of South Africa, with a large statue of Nelson Mandela posed in the front, and then look across the street to find the embassies of both Italy and Brazil right next to each other. Along with great sights, Woodley Park and nearby Adams Morgan have many great restaurants with menus ranging from bafflingly large pieces of pizza to authentic Korean ramen.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Teresa Turmanian

Now that I am all settled into NIST my project has gotten off the ground.  As a quick reminder I am working on the fabrication of a solid state nano-sensor for identifying biomolecules in solution.  The nano-sensor will consist of a silicon substrate topped with and layer of SiO2.  Ato

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Hannah Pell

Our first weekend in the city was a blast. We all headed out to dinner Friday night for some ramen and shared stories from our first week and quite a few laughs. After exploring the Adams Morgan area for a few hours (which was pretty hoppin’ that night), we decided to head back to Woodley. The next day a few of us Metro’d to the National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall. And let me tell you… I could not have been more excited. I felt so incredibly lost (both literally and mentally) in the excitement of exploring the wonders of space travel and our universe for hours on end. Eventually we headed out, stopped at the White House for a quick peak, and then returned to the apartment.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Veronica Martinez-Vargas

I am still in disbelief that I am here, four years ago I was not sure I would be able to continue my education after high school, now I am here in DC interning at the National Institute of Standards and Technology pursuing my passions.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Rachel Odessey

After just 4 days of getting used to my new life for the summer, my head is still spinning.

After a long flight in, I finally got to move my things to my new apartment on Monday and with my lovely roommates started to figure out the whole grocery shopping/cooking for ourselves deal after having eaten dining hall food for four months. With all that I’ve been up to over the past few days I’ve barely even gotten to explore Woodley Park, the neighborhood around our building, but I’m excited for the chance to do that over the weekend!

Elias Kim

Friday, May 29, 2015

Elias Kim

In April, Drew and I had visited D.C. to attend AAAS’ CASE workshop. There we had learned about how science legislation comes to be and explored some parts of D.C. Needless to say, I left excited to come back and spend my summer working and exploring.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Drew Roberts

The first few days in DC included some friendship-building and touristy fun in the city before work began. Having not been to DC in many years, it was a great experience to explore the city and see many of the historic sites. Our first full day lead us to the National Mall where the Rolling Thunder was hosting their Ride to the Wall event, an annual motorcycle rally to bring attention to individuals in the American military that are missing in action or prisoners of war. We explored many monuments around the mall – including the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Vietnam Memorial – with more than 300,000 individuals in the city for the event.

MaxTorke

Friday, May 29, 2015

Max Torke

Woohoo!  First week in D.C.!  This week has been surreal.  I met a Nobel Laureate, talked with members of the SPS leadership, and started working at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.  After flying in to D.C. on Saturday, I met up with some interns and went out to see the city.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Shauna LeFebvre

Hello! I'm Shauna LeFebvre, and I'm this year's SPS SOCK/NIST Education intern. Just to let you know a little about myself, I am a rising senior at Union College. Along with a major in physics, I plan on pursuing minors in mathematics and ancient Greek. When you can't find me working in the physics department, I am probably playing saxophone in the jazz or pep band or helping with my Minerva house (my school has 7 Minerva houses that put on events for the campus community). But enough about me.Testing the Waters

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