For me, SPS is a community of physics students, alumni, and mentors that I know I can always ask for advice and guidance. I've met so many amazing people who I am happy to be able to call friends. Thanks to them, I can see how much I've grown as a physicist and a person. Even though I'm currently studying Materials Science in grad school, I know that my physics family always be there for me.
As I return to the school year routine, I think back to the wonderful memories I had this summer. I couldn’t imagine doing anything better with my time. The SPS internship program was truly amazing and opened my eyes to the possibilities a person has graduating with a physics major.
Friday officially marked the end of my first workweek at NIST, and all I can say is I have never worked in a work environment like it. From the employees, to the SURF interns and the giant campus, I was a little overwhelmed at first.