Saturday night was really fun because I went out to my friend Julie’s house to go to a party. It was a glow-in-the dark paint dance party out on a farm in Virginia. It was a lot of fun, but we grew tired of it quickly, so we went cosmic bowling afterword because we glowed.
It is very sad for me to say that the end of my internship has drawn to a close. I left on Wednesday to fly to Idaho where I proceeded to start a 4 day road trip with my dad all the way to Florida for my facilities training in grad school. On one hand it was sad that I had to leave.
My final week was full of activities and it was lots of fun! On Monday, I went to NIST for a few hours to get some final words of advice from my mentor about my presentation. Afterwards, I traveled to ACP for a great lunch with Fred Dylla, the Executive Director and CEO of the American Institut
The final week was busy; it was packed to the brim with events. This meant that there wouldn’t be a lot of time to go off and do whatever we wanted, so our final weekend was spent wrapping up all of the museums and sightseeing that we wanted to do.
Despite the title, I have nothing barbed to say about this week, except to wish that someone would hurry up and invent practical transporters. I would have saved considerable time at the airport. More importantly, I could come back at will.
Now that I’m back in London and getting stuck in to my classes for this term, the excitement of DC seems a million miles away. Talking to all my friends about what they’ve been doing this summer, I do feel like I’m bragging a bit when I describe what a great experience I had.
We’re just coming to the end of our last week of proper work, and I’m sure every other intern is saying this in their entries, but I seriously cannot believe how quickly it’s over! On Monday, we all said that we knew this week would fly by but I don’t think we knew how right we were.
It is very striking to see the dome of the capitol building for the first time. It is full of great art: sculptures, paintings, murals. The tour lasted about 40 minutes, and the tour guide shared some of her own shocking experiences by the end of it.
As I finish up my final day with the Science Committee, I can definitely say that this has been one of my most memorable summers yet. I also could not have imagined a more exciting and eventful final week. We kicked off the week by holding the very first Science Intern Google Hangout session!