I did it! My first professional presentation! I was pretty nervous, and got little to no sleep the night before, but I did it. I presented to my team of APS Public Engagement and Office of External Affairs members my suggestions on how to move forward with the misinformation campaign.
Last Tuesday marked an important milestone of my time at FYI: the half-way point. I sampled several policy analyst tasks this week. While I have continued writing science policy articles/blurbs, I now spend more time compiling and graphing relevant data from federal agencies.
Thursday we had our virtual picnic. It began with an interesting talk by Rush Holt, former US representative and AAAS CEO. It was really interesting to hear his perspective as someone who has been part of science policy.
This past week has been one of the rainiest on record in the Northeast, so I've been cooking lots to keep myself sane indoors. Six weeks into the program, I think I can officially say that rheology has corrupted the way I think about cooking almost completely.
This week, I started working on the Top Educators lists. In order to create the Top Educators lists for each demographic, I need to use the Überspreadsheet to create a separate sheet with all the institution’s 3-year averages for degrees awarded in physics.