Intern Blog Postings

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Jacob Robertson

"What brought you here today?" is a question I asked often at last week's Astronomy Festival on the National Mall.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Samantha Pedek

This week was my first full week on the job and I absolutely loved it. I am starting to make progress on my project, which is super encouraging. I have already learned so much, even though this is only the second week.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Michael Forkner

It is the end of my first full week at The Optical Society (OSA). So far I absolutely love my team members, as well as all the staff at OSA. Everyone is very welcoming and friendly and I feel like I have worked here for much longer than a week and a half.

The face that stunned them all.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Mary Ann Mort

*Translates from Spanish to two

**My last name, Mort, translates from French to death. I joke around saying that if I get my PhD, I will be Dr. Mort, aka Dr. Death. And I will build a spaceship and name it the Death Star.


Friday, June 9, 2017

Francisco Ayala Rodriguez

This week had the "perfect timing" for every activity and surprise we had.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Zakary Noel

Having steeled myself for my time here, I feel as though I'm ready to take on my ultimate goal one step at a time. Off to a good start so far; I hope to keep my feet planted on the ground as I continue to make progress here at the national Society of Physics Students office.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Eleanor Hook

It might not sound like fun... until you find yourself studying space law.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Victoria (Tori) Eng

Although a little less invigorating than last week, this week has been about settling in. It is strange being able to get up at 6am with almost no problems now, especially because that was not something I ever accomplished in High School. So far at work the exhibit has been going along smoothly.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Luis Royo Romero

Week Two: Short and sweet. 

As time progresses, D.C. gradually feels more like home. I have romanticized the unknowns of the city. A wrong metro stop, a detour on I-490, and an unexpected good lunch with coworkers.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Lexxi Reddington

I have really become immersed in my project at the Niels Bohr Library & Archives this past week. Along with fellow intern, Tori, I am currently working to create a museum exhibit to showcase why the history of physics matters.