Intern Blog Postings

Friday, July 12, 2013

Nikki Sanford

After the 4th of July recess week and a nice holiday weekend with the family, I jumped right back into work on Monday.  With 2 markups and 2 hearings on the agenda, there was a lot to do in very little time.  As the primary intern working Tuesday’s Markup of HR 2413—The Weather Forecasting Improv

Friday, July 12, 2013

Fiona Muir

I finally understand what everyone else has been saying all along – the weeks seem shorter and shorter the longer I’m here!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Jamie Garrett

My new topics for the PhysicsQuest project are proving more difficult than the previous. I am working on rotation and angular momentum in relation to quantum physics.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Katherine Stankus

Representative Kilmer and I. This week has been the busiest week so far.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Christine O'Donnell

Last week, I finalized the presentation I will give at the AAPT Summer Meeting next weekend to the Executive Board and Section Representatives. We want to let them know about the work I’m doing and encourage members to pursue advocacy, so my talk focuses on what resources I am creating.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Alexandra Day

Happy Fourth of July!  It was so special to be in DC this week with all of the holiday festivities! The atmosphere in Foggy Bottom changed dramatically with the sudden influx of tourists, and it was fun to be able to give directions to people looking for the metro and the national mall.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Darren McKinnon

This last week was a fantastic week to be in our nation’s capitol. I started out the week working with Tom, one of the Ph.D. group members. Our collaborator from the Netherlands, Nicola, had been working on a program to help us model a few different portions of the system that we’re studying.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Caleb Heath

Today, we celebrate – our Independence Day!

Actually it was Thursday, but the virtues of a holiday should be celebrated every day. There are so many ways to exercise our liberty.

The third of Hu Jintao’s Eight Honors and Eight Shames says, “Follow science; discard ignorance.”

Friday, July 5, 2013

Dayton Syme

Already past my fourth week, and coincidentally it was the Fourth of July week! I didn’t want to have any work over my 4 day weekend so I dug in and hammered through as much work as I could get done. And wonderfully enough, I finished three projects leading into Thursday.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Nikki Sanford

Congress was in recess this week, so it was not as busy in the office.  On Tuesday, the other interns and I were able to take the Hood and Emergency Training Course, required for all Hill Staff and Interns.  It turned out to be both informative and pretty interesting, since we got to hear about a

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