Intern Blog Postings

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Kearns Louis-Jean

This week we had a few more networking opportunities in house where we connected with people we hadn't met already. It is always good to meet new people and pick their brains about the work they do and what led them down that path.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Stephen Skolnick

After a meeting with Krystal, the APS's graphic design specialist, and the Education Manager for the AAPM (which is one floor up from us), it looks like our project for the summer is underway.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Kelby Peterson

One of the expected aspects of research is long hours in the lab crossing your fingers hoping your experiment will work; then of course cursing your stupid mistakes when it doesn't. One aspect of research I didn't expect was to be doing all that in the dark.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Caleb L. Heath

Lincoln founded the National Academy of Sciences in the midst of the Civil War. Among its first tasks was to solve the problem of compass malfunction in iron-clad warships.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Mark Sellers

This week has focused on testing out new demonstrations for the SOCK, planning for our classroom visit, and lots of networking! Monday was mainly taken up with writing up some new explanations for our demos, as well as figuring out what to take to the 3rd grade outreach event.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Benjamin Perez

This post contains spoilers about Game of Thrones.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Ashley Finger

Last weekend really set the pace for this week. As I wrote about in my last journal entry, we had a dinner with AIP staff, stargazing, and a community outreach event.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Kirsten Randle

I've continued to work on what will become an optimization code for the CLASS bolometers. After evaluating the intensity, power, and noise, I'll move on to optimizing the window for detection, which is limited by the opacity of the atmosphere.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Simon Patane

This past week was full of unexpected adventures! On Saturday some of the interns returned to the National Mall to check out another museum - the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Jacob Zalkind

his week has been extremely busy here at both the ACP and in Washington itself. After spending a great weekend at home celebrating my sister's graduation from high school, it was back to work bright and early Monday morning.

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