Throughout this internship, I’ve managed to get my feet wet with a lot of new things, almost like taking mini-workshops on a variety of new topics (with the help of some really great teachers). Really I’ve done this for anything from space weather to magnetic fields to statistics (thanks, by the way, for your help… Read More

As I’ve said before, you learn some pretty interesting things around NOAA. Sometimes entirely unrelated to anything you are actually studying. Guess this is what happens when you get a bunch of intelligent scientists together. The cup of random knowledge runneth over so to speak. So, what lovely little dollop of knowledge did I gain… Read More

Walking around the hallways of NOAA, you sometimes happen to stumble upon some pretty interesting and often off-the-wall conversations (and no, of course I definitely am NOT eavesdropping…). This particular week I walked past two rather distinguished looking men and heard one of them say “…it’s not rocket science…”. When I heard that, I couldn’t… Read More

Impostor syndrome (according to Wikipedia) “…is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments, and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a ‘fraud’.” One of my fellow NOAA interns (not from RECCS) told me about this over lunch on the Friday of our first week on the job. I wasn’t familiar… Read More

Just like me, this past week has been a bit of a hot mess. We had a run in with a power tripping gate guard. My mentor was embarrassed but I assured him that the guard was just being one of “those types.” It was actually somewhat amusing. For anyone going to NOAA, be sure… Read More

After coming off the high of last weeks exciting field trip to the Mountain Research Station where we spent time team building, learning how to do field work, and exploring the beautiful Rockies;  I’ll admit that day one at NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) felt a bit foreboding. It  was time to get down… Read More