Intern Blog Postings

Friday, June 28, 2013

Katherine Stankus

I feel like this week has gone by so quickly. Spilling over from the end of last week and the beginning of this week, I was busy preparing materials for the Hearing on “Restoring U.S. Leadership in Weather Forecasting, Part 2″ by the Subcommittee on Environment.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Jose "Ro" Avila

So, I got a seat in front of the piano at this Kennedy Center concert! It was incredible, and I met a jazz pianist and vocalist from Oregon, who was sitting next to me, with whom I shared the awe of this concert.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Christine O'Donnell

While my week was semi-calm, it was a busy week for AAPT. Tuesday through Thursday was the semi-annualworkshop for new astronomy and physics faculty.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Nicole Quist

Last Friday after work all the interns, except Fiona who hadn’t arrived yet, went to the Symphony. It was aconcert of the National Symphony Orchestra with David Hardy on the cello. I got to sit on the side with the harp. I couldn’t see super well, but the harpist was amazing.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Alexandra Day

My fourth week as an SPS intern was quite enjoyable! I’m really enjoying my new accommodations at George Washington University and I’m adjusting well to my commute. It’s exciting to be in a metropolitan area with so many people and so much going on.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Darren McKinnon

Science. Last week I got a taste of the excitement. This week, however, it seemed I was destined to round out my scientific experience. I found myself trudging through a large bundle of data. I had run a number of datacubes through the program that we’ve been using.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Caleb Heath

Nicole and I visited NIST last Friday to get prepared for the upcoming Summer Institute. There was a fruitful discussion of ideas, some precipitous meetings, and then we got to unpack toys.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Dayton Syme

Another fun week. I started at the Department of Education on Monday, and ever since, the week has flown by. I met my boss, Dr.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Nikki Sanford

It’s been another eventful week here in the nation’s capital! In the committee office, all of the staff and us interns were working to prepare for two hearings and a markup of the National Windstorm Reduction Act.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Jamie Garrett

Time is flying by here in DC. It feels like there are not even 24 hours in a day. The National Symphony Orchestra made me feel cultured. It was fun to get dressed up and go out as a complete group.