Well, this summer internship is almost coming to an end. I still have two weeks left of work, but with most people from my office leaving or traveling, this work will be more independent and will be focusing on adding finishing touches to the major things I’ve been working on.
We had a meeting today to discuss the progress of UNAWE (and EU-UNAWE) from the past few months. Stephanie and I gave a presentation on the UNAWE-US project proposal:
(Maybe another photo for the CPGC?!)
This proposal is one of the things I’ll need to finish in my last weeks here. The final draft has to be online on August 3! The grant will be awarded based on the number of votes it receives, so between September and October, expect constant reminders from me to vote for the UNAWE-US traveling bus! The more I think about the project, too, the more I think about how Haverford students could really contribute to this initiative. Not just astronomy majors, but students getting their education certification, or who are involved in multicultural outreach would all be great for this project…
Other things I’ll be working on include:
1) Working more (and more and more) on the game. For now, I’ll be further developing the game cards, and then later, I’ll work with the new design of the board to try to put it all together. Also, “the game” still needs a NAME. The game deals with light, (photons, waves, colors, speed of light, etc.) and also a bit about the solar system. Suggestions welcome!
2) Hopefully, I’ll get feedback about the “How to Start a UNAWE Program” pamphlet that I’ve written from someone who’s actually started a UNAWE program. That way, I can revise it as needed and it can be ready to print sometime in August.
3) Developing a poster for kids based on this paper, (and popularized by this cartoon). It needs to be interesting, comprehensive, and easily understood by children. In the next few weeks, I hope to write something for teachers that explains the logarithmic scaling so they can, in turn, explain it to their young students… A challenge, for sure.
Outside of work, life’s been good, too. Highlights from the weekend included: a homemade Potuguese dinner by Marissa (inspired by a terrible Portuguese restaurant experience in Brugge), Movie-watching and potluck during Saturday’s rainy afternoon, and karaoke for Stephanie’s going-away Saturday night. Here’s a picture from Portuguese dinner Friday night:
(The empty chair was mine, but someone had to take the picture!)
Today is the first day it hasn’t rained in awhile, and I will FINALLY get to play Ultimate this evening after 2 weeks of not playing!