Summer Internship 2008
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- Aug 21, 2008 at 11:33PM
On Saturday Mary and I went to see the Jim Hanson exhibit. It was amazing. I love the Muppets and everything else Jim Hanson creates. When we got back we watched the Labyrinth. I slept though most of it. It was probably only the 100th time I've watched it so I don't think I missed much. Sunday, I began the process of moving out.
August 3- August 6
Monday afternoon, we had the tour of NIST. Kunal planed all of it. We got a tour of the Center for Neutron Research and wondered around the NIST campus. Kunal and I also showed everyone the labs that we did all our experimenting in. I spent Tuesday organizing all the research I did over the summer for my advisor. It took a lot longer than I expected it would. Than Wednesday, everyone went to ACP to discuss our experience.
Over all I had an amazing summer. I really enjoyed doing the research I did at NIST and being able to experience DC a lot more. The most important thing I learned this summer was that I need to do a better job writing for my lab notebook. Also, backing up and saving documents regularly is very important. My favorite part about this internship, that I don't think would be possible from any other internship, was seeing what other job possibilities there are with a physics major. Personally, I don't think I would be very good at outreach, but seeing what other people did with it was very informative. Advice I would give other interns would be to take full advantage of living in DC. It is filled with so many things to do, and I think we covered most of them but definitely not all.
Another great thing about this internship is that when the SOCK video is emailed to all our SPS chapters, I'll be able to say that I spent a summer with those people and yes they are really that crazy and fun.