The first two weeks of my internship have been a rollercoaster ride. I struggled and yet I learned so much.
From the plane ride to San Jose to buying groceries after settling down in my shared apartment, I have finally experienced what it feels like to survive on my own.
On the first day of my internship, I met my mentor and peer interns during orientation. We all got to know each other and learned about each other’s’ specialties as we prepare to build a brand new web application. Here’s a few pictures of NASA Ames:
I work with an eclectic team of interns: two are high school students who aspire to become computer scientists, two are college graduates with degrees from mathematics, political science, and music, and the last intern is an exchange student from Australia. Each member has shared their own stories and has contributed greatly to our objective for this internship.
We work in this office:
This web application is intended for use in the classrooms by teachers, science centers and home schoolers, as well as citizens of the world. Children and adults alike will be able to learn about climate issues by manipulating the data according to their interests. Users will learn about real effects of climates change on agriculture, the economy of countless nations, and more.
Last but not least, since I live near the Stanford campus, I took a few photos to share with you!
Please stay tuned as I will update you on the status and progress of my internship and my project.