Many Thanks to Our Fall 2018 Student Interns–and Welcome to Hayley Oliver!

From left to right, Copernicus, student intern Luci Finucan, and Kepler celebrate Luci’s graduation.

Professional and technical writing major Kendall Daniels interned with the center during fall semester, assisting with our Science on Tap events, tracking down resources for our website resources page, writing stories for our e-newsletter (you’ll see her work in this issue!), and helping with every step of the Nutshell Games, from registration announcements to tweeting from our preparatory workshop to assisting on the day of the event. Kendall is on track to graduate from Virginia Tech this spring and hopes to work in communications and writing fields. Many thanks, Kendall!

Physics education major Luci Finucan worked with us both spring and fall semesters, assisting with the organizational details of our workshops, live tweeting from the Nutshell Games, videotaping presentations, and completing a literature review project. Luci graduated in December and has been employed as an education assistant at the Green Bank Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, where she will be working with youth groups and the public, planning events, and communicating with scout leaders, teachers, and others to coordinate educational experiences at the observatory. Best wishes, Luci!

Senior Hayley Oliver, from Clifton Forge, joins us this spring. She is majoring in English Literature and Language with minors in Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies. Hayley was a student in a science writing course last spring through which she interviewed a graduate student researcher (see her story on our website) and discovered “the human passion that drives scientific precision.” She has served as a writing coach at the Virginia Tech Writing Center, a programming assistant for the Women’s Center, and a teaching assistant in the English department. Welcome, Hayley!

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