This week brought back a bit of much needed respite from the hectic work weeks previously. With congress on recess I was able to relax a bit and give my suits a break for a week. The pace change took some getting used to.
It has been another exciting week for this SPS intern. On Monday, Rebecca and I went to UMD at Shady Grove to share some of our lesson plans with in-service STEM teachers that are in a Masters course on STEM education.
This week has been quite as packed as the last. On Tuesday, I went to a 100K in 10 Solutions Lab where we discussed how to incorporate the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into a successful curriculum for STEM teachers.
This is the third week of my internship. That’s 504 hours, or 30,240 minutes, or 1,814,400 seconds spent as an SPS intern. A lot of progress has been made on our project. Our group is mostly just plugging along, going through the lesson plans a second time.
This week at NASA I was able to do some real science! I began working with a computer program to analyze data of solar wind. In particular, we are looking for density structures in the wind that are periodic.