Monday, November 30, 2009

History of Science

The Royal Society has published online a number of historic scientific documents. I particularly like the letter from Ben Franklin on the famous kite experiment:
The kite is to raised, when a thunder-gust appears to be coming on, (which is very frequent in this country)...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

NASA Internships

I attended a very interesting talk today at the annual Delaware Space Grant Consortium meeting by Margaret Maher of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. She described their active internship program. I came away with the impression that there are many internships and they are a key path to permanent positions. I understand NASA has the goal of hiring recent graduates. Our physics and astronomy students should definitely keep these opportunities in mind. Some Useful Links:

NASA Jobs Website.
Goddard Internships.
NASA Undergraduate Internships