Week 9: Analyses

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Sunday, August 1, 2021


Kirk Kleinsasser

It’s hard to believe how fast time has flown—I will be presenting my results next week! I spent this week working on my presentation and analyzing my data. I still need to add one more visualization of my results, but otherwise the slides are all done! Much like the beginning of my internship, I am spending a good amount of time working in google sheets, manipulating all our results to get interesting graphs. I enjoy working with sheets—especially with more advanced formulas, it holds many of the appeals that programing has for me. After I finish my charts and word clouds, I will work on my speaker notes and practicing my talk. I still need to return to my program to properly package it, but I may have to table that until I have my presentation ready and practiced. I did not work on code this week, except a quick bugfix in my SQL syntax.

I unfortunately had to miss the SPS Intern Colloquium this Thursday for personal reasons, but I had the great pleasure of speaking with Callie Pruett, the Senior Strategist for Grassroots Advocacy at APS. I am interested in science policy and activism, so I had asked Midhat to setup a chat with Callie. It was great to hear a bit about her work at APS and her path to her position at APS.

Next week will be very busy, as I will be on a panel for the AAPT Conference this Tuesday, in addition to final internship responsibilities and my presentation on Friday.  It’ll be lots of fun, but I have my work cut out!


Kirk Kleinsasser