Happy end of week 5! We are somehow already halfway through the summer. Currently, I am working to narrow accomplishments so that only the most important are in the short biographies I am writing for the SOR Fellows. How do you gauge what is the most important accomplishments in somebody’s life?
Wow already reflecting on week 5, time is really flying now and the summer AAPT meeting is coming up fast! The panel I’m hosting is coming along well, I reached out to one of my mentors and they connected me with 4 of their students.
Units are notoriously important in physics, and the Mars Climate Orbiter (MCO) is the quintessential example demonstrating this truth. In 1999, NASA lost contact with the MCO after it was likely destroyed in the Martian atmosphere or escaped back into heliocentric space. The issue?
This was a short but chaotic week here at APS Careers. The long and short of it is that this week can “kindly” be called, Shape Up week...The email series had a very tumultuous timeline that took up far more headspace than Midhat or I predicted.
The halfway mark brings me closer to completing my project. While we have covered a lot of ground there is still a vast set of tasks to which I look forward to completing over the coming weeks. This was the first time that I got to experience a long weekend in a work setting.