It's interesting how fast 5 weeks will go by when doing research. One minute you are scrambling to take in all this information the project throws at you and the next your advisor is talking about your final presentation.
I came into this internship with an affinity for a busy schedule and I'm happy to say that as my fifth week in Washington, D.C. comes to a close, my "to do" list is becoming longer rather than shorter as I learn about more opportunities this city has to offer.
As Felipe returned to the lab after an eventful journey back from Mexico, my surroundings have become a little less silent. This week I finished up the draft of my paper, sent it to Dr. Chuss and Karwan for review and also got to get my hands a little dirty in the lab.
This past week was filled with more than a few adventurous days! Last weekend began with an outing to Jazz in the Garden outside of the National Gallery of Art. Mark and I planned on meeting up with several of the other interns, but my plans changed slightly once we arrived.
Monday began rather slowly as I was told by the office to arrive at 10am, I suppose as to avoid the morning rush. I entered into a small foyer, greeted one of my two co-interns, and met with the legislative correspondent (LC) for my intern orientation.
I would say the week was like any other week, but that certainly wasn't the case. Ted Gull came back to the office on Monday morning, so with his guidance and support, I accomplished a lot during the five days that were to follow.
This week has been dedicated to finishing the experiments for the sock. We have been writing the explanations for these demonstrations & activities. It has been very fun to go over the experiments. You get to look at the experiments from a different perspective.
Work, this week, consisted primarily of writing copy for the website that we're going to be putting up to correspond with our outreach poster series, and writing a bit for the PhysicsCentral Physics Buzz blog. The highlight of last week, though, came after work on Tuesday.
Remember back in preschool when you had arts and crafts time? Remember how teachers always told you 'NO' when you stuck tape to random objects? This week all those ignored reprimands and my extra tape practice came in handy.