Intern Blog Postings

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.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Kearns Louis-Jean

This week has been very eventful. Saturday we went to visit the Freer Gallery and visited Arlington Cemetery not to long after that. It was my first time witnessing The Changing of The Guard. It was a very humbling experience.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Jacob Zalkind

During this first full week of work, we in the history department wasted no time in getting right into the thick of our work. So far this week, Simon and I have visited the library at least 3 or 4 times and have checked out and checked back in at least a dozen or so books between the two of us.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Ashley Finger

As I write this, I am nearing the end of my first full week as an intern for the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. This week, Congress was in recess, which made for a slower pace in the office, but, I found, hardly any reduction in my excitement.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Benjamin Preis

Unlike all of the other interns, this past week I arrived in Washington, DC to begin this amazing summer. I arrived late due to a confluence of events: I was leading a cultural exchange/learning trip to Mumbai, India with Tufts University — where I go to school — until May 29th.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Nick Durofchalk

And so on Monday, the Nasa Goddard Space Flight Center hosted its orientation for the fresh crop of summer interns.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Kirsten Randle

My official first week on the job has been pretty exciting. I've read several papers on the CMB, the CLASS Detector, and the primary noise source in the detector. I've basically spend the whole week learning lots of new things and meeting lots of people.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Caleb L. Heath

"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing." -- Wernher von Braun

The key difference between an expert and a novice is not knowledge or ability: it is process.

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