Intern Blog Postings

Friday, July 21, 2017

Francisco Ayala Rodriguez

Another incredible week! New people, new design, new places, and amazing experiences.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Riley Troyer

I’m tired. It’s been a long and busy week including taking two of the metro trains to the ends of their tracks. I met more scientists in physics related fields in the last few days than the rest of the summer.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Riley Troyer

Washington D.C. is certainly a long way from Fairbanks, Alaska. I discovered that after a good 12 hours of traveling and a four-hour time change. It is also significantly hotter and more humid (I got drenched in sweat just bringing my luggage to the room).

Monday, July 17, 2017

Riley Troyer

Congress is back in session! For those who don’t know, the congressional schedule takes a recess every so often. During this period the Senators and Representatives can go home, and office hours for staff members are shorter; everything is a little more laid back.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Riley Troyer

Wow, what a week! It is certainly a busy time to be in DC.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Riley Troyer

Despite what it can seem from the outside, things actually do get done in the Senate.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Riley Troyer

Energy storage may not be the most glamorous subject, but I’m certainly learning a lot about it. In fact it’s actually really interesting and incredibly important.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Riley Troyer

As far as holidays go our internship has been the perfect time to be in D.C. We got to spend Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery and now Fourth of July on the front steps of the Capitol Building.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Justine Boecker

I am writing this blog post from the DC airport. I am on my way to Miami. This week is sure to be a learning experience working at Florida International University on a grant project working to increase the number of women going into physics.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Samantha Pedek

 As the summer winds down, the events and obligations are picking up. As a major part of the internship, we all are required to give tours of our placement sites to the rest of our cohort. The only tour so far has been the phenomenal tour of Capitol Hill from the Mather Interns.

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