Breakfast at the dining hall.
For her IQP, Jessica was part of the 2017 Dark Sky Team, which assessed the feasibility of Bar Harbor applying to earn the status of an International Dark Sky Community (IDSC). The team found that Bar Harbor already meets nearly 50% of the IDSC guidelines, and worked with the town and Acadia National Park to determine what else Bar Harbor can do to get closer to meeting all guidelines and earning full IDSC status.
To Jessica, the most valuable part of her IQP experience was seeing the importance of communication and teamwork in action. She and her team worked together to structure their project work, determine roles for each team member, and ultimately, make a positive difference in the Bar Harbor community.
BS in Civil Engineering
- Contributing to a successful IQP.
- Striving to be a good student role model while working hard to make the people around me feel welcome.
- Getting a job working in the field of civil engineering.
Typical Workweek Schedule
Meet with my teammates to discuss our next steps.
Head out into the field to collect data for light Inventory.
Break for lunch.
Continue our work collecting data.
Go back to campus and combine our data in the computer.
Dinner at the dining hall.
Meet up with the team back at the dorm.
Head back out to take sky quality measurements.
Go to bed.
Typical Weekend Schedule
Breakfast in the dorm.
Spend a few hours working on my paper.
Switch over to focusing on the presentation part of our project.
Lunch in the dorm.
Start the afternoon working on light Inventory.
Finish up some laundry.
Go for a walk to Witch Hole Pond along one of Bar Harbor’s many trails.
Dinner in the dorm.
Explore more of Bar Harbor with another walk, this one along the Shore Path.
Shower before listening to music and relaxing.
Go to bed.