How do you describe the feeling of watching 18 years of work come to
nothing? Shock. Numbness. A sinking in the stomach. Atkinson wanted to
punch something. His colleagues left to get a beer. But the Cassini
team wasn't quite ready to concede failure. An hour after dispersing in
despair, they came together again, this time with a glimmer of hope. » More ...
Working on her doctorate at Washington State University, Jennifer Ross-Nazzal ’04 was drawn to public history–a field that combines academic history with non-traditional methods of collecting and presenting historical information. The program has been in effect at WSU since 1979 and has produced historians who now work for public archives, historical sites, and museums around the country.
Ross-Nazzal’s studies at WSU led to a focus on women’s history and an internship at a museum. “Though that was a good experience, I wanted to do another internship,” she says. Craving a very different experience, she found an offer at Johnson Space Center of the National Aeronautics … » More …