Last week Jake, Sine, Sharina, and I made it our mission to finish up the bulk of our research and start on the lesson plans by the start of this week. We finished up the reading as planned and, without breaking a sweat, started on the lesson plans this Monday.
This was quite the week! I continued my foray into writing the Physicist’s Guide to Washington, DC with continuous exploration this week. On Monday, I went to the Jefferson Memorial early in the morning. Someone had recommended it to me the previous week, and I wanted to visit before I forgot.
On Monday, I woke up at 6:42, caught the 7:57 Metro train to New Carrolton, transferred to the 8:40 Prince George's County Bus, and arrived at Goddard at 8:58, a commute that had engrained itself in my head like clockwork. Since Dr.
This week we had a few more networking opportunities in house where we connected with people we hadn't met already. It is always good to meet new people and pick their brains about the work they do and what led them down that path.
One of the expected aspects of research is long hours in the lab crossing your fingers hoping your experiment will work; then of course cursing your stupid mistakes when it doesn't. One aspect of research I didn't expect was to be doing all that in the dark.