Week 8: Washington DC I

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Sunday, July 25, 2021


Alan Wright

I made it to DC! It was the first itme that I've flown by myself, but everything went smoothly. When the plane came in I got a really nice view down the Mall of the Washington Monument, the Capitol, and the Lincoln Memorial. (pictured below)

It's so nice to finally meet the people I've been working with in person. It is already much easier to communciate with them in this setting than virtually. Today we set up for the workshop and had a meeting with the attendees. I even got dinner with my mentor Mark, Dr. Dell, and a couple attendees. I think that being able to interact with these people in a non-work setting has been a valuable opportunity. All of the atendees I talked to were great! They are really motivated teachers, and I'm looking forward to learning about their experiences and working with them for the rest of the week.

This past week I mostly worked on preparing for the workshop and SPS intern deliverables. Outside of work, I started the process of moving out of my apartment, since my lease ends soon. I have to say that I don't like moving very much.

Come back next week for Week 9: Washington DC II to hear about my time here.

Lincoln Memorial
Washington Monument

Alan Wright