Intern Blog Postings

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Caleb L. Heath

Lincoln founded the National Academy of Sciences in the midst of the Civil War. Among its first tasks was to solve the problem of compass malfunction in iron-clad warships.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Mark Sellers

This week has focused on testing out new demonstrations for the SOCK, planning for our classroom visit, and lots of networking! Monday was mainly taken up with writing up some new explanations for our demos, as well as figuring out what to take to the 3rd grade outreach event.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Benjamin Perez

This post contains spoilers about Game of Thrones.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Ashley Finger

Last weekend really set the pace for this week. As I wrote about in my last journal entry, we had a dinner with AIP staff, stargazing, and a community outreach event.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Kirsten Randle

I've continued to work on what will become an optimization code for the CLASS bolometers. After evaluating the intensity, power, and noise, I'll move on to optimizing the window for detection, which is limited by the opacity of the atmosphere.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Simon Patane

This past week was full of unexpected adventures! On Saturday some of the interns returned to the National Mall to check out another museum - the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Jacob Zalkind

his week has been extremely busy here at both the ACP and in Washington itself. After spending a great weekend at home celebrating my sister's graduation from high school, it was back to work bright and early Monday morning.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Benjamin Preis

On Monday, I met with Kendra for a shortened reproduction of the orientation, in which she went over all of the information about SPS, AIP, and APS that I missed due to my late arrival.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Nick Durofchalk

On Monday, June 9th, the Hubble Space Telescope looked towards Eta Carinae and collected spectrogram data with the on board Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Kearns Louis-Jean

This was yet another eventful week in the life of an SPS SOCK Intern. Monday we made a lot of progress in narrowing down all the ideas for experiments for this year's SOCK.

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