This week at work has been a little different since my main supervisors are away at Siegman International School on Lasers in Sweden. That means I have been mostly working on wrapping up my various projects as I see fit and reporting to the OSAF director.
This week further affirmed my desire to become a teacher and provided me some assurance being a double minority in physics. I did a lot of networking and learned a lot about efforts to make physics teaching the best it can be!
I knew this would happen. I would get adjusted to this position, establish a routine, and become comfortable. Each weekend we have made a point to try something new in the city and to see a new museum. It’s been so exciting, but it has made this program fly by.
While sitting in my office watching NASA’s announcement of the next Space Flight Crew, I’ve been thinking about how nice it is to be surrounded by people who care about many of the same issues that I do.
If you were to walk around the Renaissance Hotel this week, you would find it filled with physicists on a mission. It was the AAPT Summer Meeting, which was (fortuitously for us) in DC! I haven’t been to an AAPT Meeting before, and what a shame I haven’t; I had so much fun.