Week 3: Down to Buisness

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Sunday, June 20, 2021


Kirk Kleinsasser

Week three is in the books! This work week was a little shorter, as APS offices were closed for Juneteenth on Friday. I enjoyed a lunch with the APS Careers team on Thursday, followed by a fascinating virtual colloquium with SPS National President, Dr. Kiril Streletzky. He presented on his work on Undergraduate Research in Light Scattering Spectroscopy. I was particularly intricated by a portion of his talk which focused on potential applications of his work to pharmaceutical drug delivery.

I had a productive week with my project! I successfully setup my database software to process APS Job Postings and imported the data with the correct data validation rules. I ran into several bugs, but I have happily finished with importing the data. My next steps are to connect my database with python and build the processing program which will spit out my results. Unfortunately, I need to work out some network issues that have been preventing remote access to the database system. I hope to have that issue resolved early next week.

Next week, SPS interns will be meeting with Dr. John Mather for a round table. I am incredibly excited for this event, as I briefly met him after a talk at PhysCon 2019. I am also excited to join APS for a virtual pride event on Thursday!

Kirk Kleinsasser