For my final blog post, I decided reflect on all the changes in my thoughts, perspectives and plans from May to August. Below is a letter to Justine a few days before I left for DC from Justine now as I am going home.
In my experience, Week 9 is always, by far, the most stressful week. Abstracts, posters, and presentations need to be completed, while wrapping up the entire project. That being said, I had a pretty fantastic week.
Following a sword dancing team can be difficult until it starts raining. And running in a library is frowned upon until it’s an after-hours scavenger hunt in the Library of Congress. It’s still frowned upon then, too.
The past ten weeks have flown by, and now it's time to start preparing for our final presentations. Many summer internship programs require a final presentation and the specifics (oral or poster, duration, etc.) vary based on the exact position.
This past week was spent in Miami being a part of an exciting project called STEP UP for Women. The goal is for one out of every three high school physics teachers in the United States to recruit one female student into physics each year.
Ten weeks for research can be resembled as running a marathon. At the beginning, you are getting acquaintance with the road, becoming familiar with the feel of the wind and you visualize the finish line.