Intern Blog Postings

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Guido Dominguez

TLDR; This last weekend was Juneteenth, and if you’d like to find a way to directly support charities and/or organizations dedicated to fighting for racial justice, equality, and equity, please visit

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Zeynep Tuna

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.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Julia Bauer

I hit a milestone this week. On Monday, I began what I believe is the third-to-last of the “new” FYI summer assignments. My mentor has given me the opportunity to complete work on four of FYI’s branches: This Week, bill tracker, budget tracker, and bulletins.

Monday, June 14, 2021

Zeynep Tuna

This week, I was delighted to realize that I had made a mistake in choosing a certain criterion during my data retrieval process and the IPEDS and NSF data actually matched. I don’t think I have ever been this happy to have made an error!

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Guido Dominguez

Another week in the books! Suffice to say that if I thought I was busy last week, I was wrong. This week I had the opportunity to sit in on four different committee hearings in both the House and the Senate, as well as a panel hosted by Foreign Policy magazine.

Headshot of Kirk Kleinsasser, APS Careers Intern

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Kirk Kleinsasser

This week, I found myself settling into my internship much more. I unfortunately had to miss two of our internship events for personal reasons, but I was still very happy with my progress outside of that.

Hannah Wistrand

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Hannah Wistrand

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.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Noah Johnson

“Do or do not, there is no try” - Jedi Master Yoda

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Maura Shapiro

This week flew by. Despite the stifling heat of my unairconditioned apartment and the jarring thunderstorms that punctuated almost every afternoon, I found myself absorbed in my research. 

 

Alan Wright

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Alan Wright

This week I continued to work on finding professional development information for the states. I've researched approximately half of them at this point, which should cover a vary large percentage of AAPT members.

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