Weekly Question

A Weekly Question

During each week, you may have a question for your mentor about a specific element of your project or about its larger issues. To encourage you to lean in to your internship experience, each week we’d like you to record at least one question you actually asked your mentor. Here are some general suggestions and guidelines:

  • What prompted this research?
  • What applications does it have?
  • What does it mean when I get (this result)?
  • How do I troubleshoot (this error)?
  • etc.
OR develop a question that explores:
  • the beginnings of your project;
  • the alternate inquiries that were also considered;
  • the method for selecting the current method of inquiry;
  • how to recognize solid results, outliers, random results, wrong results;
  • how to troubleshoot an inquiry when things go awry;
  • etc.

You will see also this reminder on the page used to file your weekly report.



Weekly Safety Tip
Red and Yellow Barricade Tape

Both yellow and red tapes represent the presence of a real risk of injury; bypassing one of these barricades may pose a hazard to both the bystander and authorized worker. It is not up to the unauthorized employee to make this determination (If in doubt, contact the name on the tape’s white information tag or an ESH Coordinator). Unauthorized access to the area designated by the barricade by employees is a serious matter. It is imperative that we ensure that you are aware of and understand this policy, whether you are in your own building or anywhere on site.


Welcome to the BNL OEP Writing Center for all Fall 2017 interns.

This site features information and suggestions to help you with the OEP and DOE obligations that are a part of your BNL internship. This main page will also provide up-to-date information on program notices, the various deadlines, and other responsibilities.

  • Weekly reports
    • Each week you are required to submit a brief report of your week's activities. You should file this report online here at scienceinterns.com prior to picking up your stipend. Mel and Noel will also consult your reports to get a general sense of your research activities as well as how you are doing at BNL.

  • Intern Info, etc.
    • This menu choice also allows you to update information we use to contact you or other information we may require.

  • OEP & DOE Deliverables
    • Detailed information on each program's BNL or DOE requirements is provided here.
  • FAQs
    • Stuff not covered elsewhere, including sample deliverables and logos for posters.
  • Contact
    • Forget an email address for Mel, Noel, or Mike? Use this menu choice.
    • The address for any packages or snail mail being sent to you during your internship.