Summer Daze in D.C.

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Week 1 - Jun 18, 2004 at 4:50PM
KB
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I got up at around 7:00 A.M; the Monday
blues you might call it, for the first day
of Work. After a somewhat smooth commute
through the metro, we landed at College Park-
ready and on the go for orientation. After
brief introductions with the crew, we had a
chance to visit the different organizations
located at the American Center for Physics.
We toured the AIP (American Institute of
Physics), AAPT (American Association of
Physics Teachers),AAPM (American Association
of Physicists in Medicine) and APS (American
Physical Society) all located in the same
building. We also visited the Bohr Library
which housed a unique collection of physics
materials including photographs made
accessible for physicists. After a brief
stop to talk with Human resources
Department, we headed off to meet with our
respective mentors, mine being Tracy Schwab.
After work, I was by my own. I almost got
lost at the Metro Station but with my quick
thinking, I was back on track! Yeah, That s
How we do it where I'm from!!!

Tuesday was less hectic and I had no problem
of finding a project to get into. The
projects I'm involved in seem to be a lotta
fun so I'm psyched up about them. We met the
vice-president of the Physics resources
department, Dr. James Stith, who was very
entertaining to say the least. the After a
considerably busy day, I reached home hot
and tired from the sizzling sun only to find
out that the rest of the interns were
planning on going grocery shopping. I knew I
didn't have anything in my fridge so I
tagged along, tired yet still moving. The
highlight of the day for me was meeting one
of my high-school buddies at the metro
escalator in Pentagon City. We chilled for a
minute reminiscing about the good 'ol times.
After that, took a whole load of groceries
in the metro!! I called this the WRAP of the
day; funny thing- the menu on Lunch specials
for the day was a Wrap! lol!

Wednesday was a work day. I met the Editor
of the ComPADRE, Dr. Dave Donnelly via the
phone and interchanged very interesting
ideas about plans to renovate the Nucleus as
well as the ComPADRE. Tried to make it for
the Reagan procession at the capitol but we
got lost a few times not to mention that we
had left GW late so we pretty much couldn't
do anything but wander around and view the
white house from the outside.

Thursday, man, it was all about work! I had
accomplished a lot today, putting out
surveys and having it edited by Dr. Roman
Szujko from the statistical department. Got
paid but couldn't deposit it because my bank
is no where around the east coast. That was
the bad news as Liz put it, and it sure was.
Did a bit of touring and went out to eat at
TGIF with the other interns; had a good time
I must quite add.

Friday, what will it bring! Now that s the
question of the day but I have to submit
this journal before I start on my venture.
Well I guess you have to wait till next week
to find out! Hey Sorry!


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