Numbers can be beautiful too you know

Sometimes what I do at Romberg can be tedious.

Sometimes it’s hours in front of a machine, measuring dissolved inorganic carbon. Others it’s dealing with massive volumes of data.

But even though it is tedious, it is the most interesting part of my internship at RTC, You get to think like a statistician, seeing patterns and trends emerge as you put the data in. You combat the tedium by twisting the numbers around in your head, looking at them in new ways, and finding ways to make them make sense. This isn’t always easy. It’s simple to give in to boredom. It’s difficult to force yourself to be active and think critically and creatively about numbers.But you have to, they describe our world in ways English (or Spanish or French or Mandarin….) never can.

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About dash1224

Student at Sir Francis Drake High School in the SEA-DISC Academy. Writing about my internship at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies.
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