Intern Blog Postings

Friday, July 26, 2013

Katherine Stankus

The beginning of the week was dedicated to preparing materials for the upcoming hearings on Wednesday and Thursday. As the point-intern for Wednesday’s Joint Environment and Energy Subcommittee hearing entitled, Lessons Learned: EPA’s Investigations of Hydraulic Fracturing,

Friday, July 26, 2013

Christine O'Donnell

This week was the much-anticipated AAPT Summer Meeting in Portland.  I spent most of Saturday sitting in airports and on airplanes (I had a nice long layover in Houston).  Luckily, I remembered to load my iPod with some TV shows, so the trip wasn’t too boring.  As we landed in Portland, we got a

Friday, July 26, 2013

Nicole Quist

Friday night, I came home and crashed hard. It had been an exhausting week and I really needed the down time.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Alexandra Day

This week I made a lot of progress at work and I’m excited to see how my project concludes in the next week or so. I’m working closely with the scientist who will be continuing my project after I leave, and it’s been a great experience.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Darren McKinnon

The work that I have done this summer has been a bit erratic. I have worked with a number of different approaches to studying Eta Carinae, including principal component analysis, three-dimensional hydrodynamic modeling, and observational analysis. I have thoroughly enjoyed each one.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Caleb Heath

There is a meditative quality unique to mechanical labor. The fingers move and the mind goes away; when it returns, it finds the products of the body strewn all about it. Time disappears, and then only the creation remains.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Dayton Syme

This week has certainly been the best by far. By Thursday I had completed the remaining talking points that Camsie wanted.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Fiona Muir

It’s hard to believe that after today we’ve only got one full week of work left before we all leave DC and head back to school, work, or (in my case) weather that we can actually cope with.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Jose "Ro" Avila

This week has been full of activities. As the internship comes to a close, we have to start thinking and working on our final presentation, finish documents, and organize things, such as tours. On Friday, we went to the NIST tour, which was very interesting.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Nikki Sanford

Even though my internship with the Science Committee is winding down, the action and work in the office hasn’t slowed.  In addition to two hearings (one on EPA’s Hydraulic Fracturing Investigation and the other on the Future of Coal) I had the opportunity to experience a NASA on the Hill receptio

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