Intern Blog Postings

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Drew Roberts

Last weekend, a group of good friends from UNC drove up to visit.  It was great to spend some time with friends from home and act as tour guide while I showed them all of my favorite parts of DC.  We ate at great restaurants, visited cool exhibits, and spent time just exploring.  Fitting so much

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Elias Kim

The weekend often provides a couple days of relaxation to recharge for the week ahead. For better or for worse, this anecdote did not remotely apply to mine.

Patrick Mangan

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Patrick Mangan

Like the fourth week, the fifth week has gone a little slow. For my work, I continued updating the PTRA documents. These updates included noting where the NGSS should be taken into account for lesson plans, as well as converting some of the lesson plans to the 5-E format. Educators and school districts across the U.S. are moving toward both the NGSS and the 5-E method as their preference for teaching science, so my work using them marks the future of education.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Amandeep Gill

This week was much more mellow than the last, it was nice to have that change in pace. I spent most of the weekend catching up with laundry and getting ready for the week ahead. Sunday night a couple interns and I watched Tron and Mulan, there was much singing along.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Brean Prefontaine

My third weekend in DC was filled with some much needed relaxation and sleep. Friday night was fairly uneventful. Some of the other interns living in my apartment decided to stay in and watch movies. The next morning was unfortunately and early morning.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Rachel Odessey


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Veronica Martinez-Vargas

This week… hmm, I experienced my rite of passage into the research world.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Teresa Turmanian

This week got off to a good start.  I spent Monday as a nano-scale scullery maid!  Translation: I suited up in a lab coat, gloves, and goggles and used a chemical process to clean off our silicon target substrate several times to be sure it was spic and span. 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Connor Day

My 22nd birthday was on Wednesday of this week, which was cause for an entire week of celebration.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Shauna LeFebvre

Welcome back to the Chronicles of a SPS Intern!