It's been a very busy first week. I woke up at 3:00 on Sunday morning in order to catch my flight out of Cedar Rapids, IA at about 6:30. I arrived at the airport in Washington a little after noon, and from there I took a taxi to George Washington University where I checked into my apartment. On Monday morning I went to ACP with the other interns for orientation, and then in the afternoon Joe and I went to NIST, which is where I am working this summer. I am working with John Suehle on molecular semiconductors. After a group meeting on Tuesday, I spent the next three days learning how to make different electrical measurements and learning how to do work in the clean room. I have learned that you have to be really careful when making measurements on the devices that I am working with, as electrical contact is made with small needles, and you have to make sure that you have electrical contact without scratching the device. Thursday night I went with Allison and Christine to view Ronald Reagan's body in the rotunda of the Capitol. We waited in line for six hours, but I feel that the experience was worth the wait in line. We happened to be in the rotunda at the time of the changing of the guard, which was also an interesting experience. I did not have to go to work on Friday because all government agencies are closed because of Reagan's funeral.