Week 2: Cat Picture! (Also, some productive things)

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Sunday, June 14, 2020


Abigail Ambrose

Week 2 is in the books! This week I started working on condensed biographies for the Society of Rheology fellows. And I even got to learn about how one of the fellows enjoys a good party. I also got to learn more about accessing the Archives while away from the building. We even found a picture of Hubble’s cat, Nicholas Copernicus, which I put below! (March 1953. Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.)

This week AIP also participated in Shut Down STEM, including giving us many resources to learn from on Wednesday. On our Friday morning check in call for the Neils Bohr Library & Archives we discussed what we had learned that day and had a great conversation about how we can more actively help. My mentor and I have even started discussing ways that I can incorporate this movement into my work. 

This week in Ohio we also had a major storm. With that came major power and communication issues in my hometown. So, to prevent any unpredictable Wi-Fi disconnections, I got to work at the school my mom works at. My mom even told everybody at her job it was bring your child to work day. Getting out and seeing people I know was an incredible treat that made me much more productive. There was still plenty of social distancing but getting to talk to people in person was a nice change of pace. 

One of the things I have always wanted to know more about was the history of science. I am so glad to get to dive into that world, even if it is just a small piece of it. Hearing about all of the advancements people have made throughout the years is incredible and being able to put a face and personal information to all of these people has made me love it even more. I look forward to everything I get to discover in the upcoming weeks. 

Abigail Ambrose