Intern Blog Postings

Friday, July 5, 2013

Jose "Ro" Avila

So, we had a great time on Friday, sharing dinner with the SPS/Sigma Pi Sigma Executive Committee, and went to the Ronald Reagan Building to watch the Capitol Steps performance, which was the one chosen to be broadcasted for the 4th of July.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Christine O'Donnell

Last weekend was pretty quiet – I spent most of my time catching up on sleep and Doctor Who, and I also did some astronomy research (I’m still involved in quite a few projects from my undergraduate work).

Friday, July 5, 2013

Nicole Quist

Friday, Caleb and I went out to NIST, where I will be doing the other half of my internship. We met with Mary, my new mentor and talked about how we were going to incorporate the SOCK with the rest of the program.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Alexandra Day

Happy Fourth of July!  It was so special to be in DC this week with all of the holiday festivities! The atmosphere in Foggy Bottom changed dramatically with the sudden influx of tourists, and it was fun to be able to give directions to people looking for the metro and the national mall.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Darren McKinnon

This last week was a fantastic week to be in our nation’s capitol. I started out the week working with Tom, one of the Ph.D. group members. Our collaborator from the Netherlands, Nicola, had been working on a program to help us model a few different portions of the system that we’re studying.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Caleb Heath

Today, we celebrate – our Independence Day!

Actually it was Thursday, but the virtues of a holiday should be celebrated every day. There are so many ways to exercise our liberty.

The third of Hu Jintao’s Eight Honors and Eight Shames says, “Follow science; discard ignorance.”

Friday, July 5, 2013

Dayton Syme

Already past my fourth week, and coincidentally it was the Fourth of July week! I didn’t want to have any work over my 4 day weekend so I dug in and hammered through as much work as I could get done. And wonderfully enough, I finished three projects leading into Thursday.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Nikki Sanford

It’s been another eventful week here in the nation’s capital! In the committee office, all of the staff and us interns were working to prepare for two hearings and a markup of the National Windstorm Reduction Act.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Fiona Muir

My second week in DC has flown by, a huge amount of reading, quite a bit of writing and still managing to find some time to have fun!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Jamie Garrett

Saturday I went to play pool and watch the soccer game with Ro, Alec, and Darren. Soccer isn’t