Week 10: And I'm Out

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Friday, August 6, 2021


Maura Shapiro

Today was the closing symposium. I remember two weeks ago I was shocked that our abstracts were due. The next week, I was surprised we had to have our presentations in. This was the fasted summer of my life, and maybe one of the most pivotal. I enjoyed being able to share some of what I learned about Eunice Newton Foote with a larger audience as my friends and family were sick of hearing about her. One of the speakers said this internship is about exposing us to the different opportunities a physicist has and that resonated with me. I knew I wanted a career tangential to physics but I did not know how much I would enjoy my summer of physics history work and I am so excited that I will be able to continue doing that.

I am so grateful for my mentors who supported and encouraged me the whole program, Corinne, Audrey, and Joanna, as well as the rest of the staff at CHP and NBLA who made me feel welcomed. I am of course grateful for Brad, Kayla, and Mikayla who facilitated the internship and created a fun environment for all of our activities. It has been amazing to get to know all the other, incredible, interns and I learned so much from all of them. On that sentimental note, it’s been a blast and I look forward to another year at AIP!


Maura Shapiro