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.
- 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.