Posted by Paul Groves on June 6, 2016

The Salt Palace

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This is a wonderful place to work. There is a lot of light, the lines and patterns are interesting and the people who work here are friendly (as long as you remember to wear your badge.)

Posted by Paul Groves on June 6, 2016

Sunset in Salt Lake

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Here is a sunset at Antelope Island State Park in the middle of the Salt Lake. The most impressive part was how quiet and peaceful it was. Standing and listening to a few distant birds was very relaxing.

Posted by Paul Groves on June 5, 2016

Visit to the Great Salt Lake

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I remember pictures in my 4th grade geography book showing people floating high in the Great Salt Lake. A couple of us drove to Antelope Island State Park in the middle of the Salt Lake and tried it out for ourselves. It was pretty cool. There were little flies on the beach, but they were not bothersome. We saw bison, a great sunset, and even dropped in on a public star party of astronomers. Probably the most impressive part was how quiet and peaceful it was.
Just standing in the open with a few birds singing in the distance was very nice.

Posted by Paul Groves on June 3, 2016

Day 1–AP Reading

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This is the group of friendly chemists I have been working with since Day -3. We are in charge of scoring the Alternate exam. We are not allowed to discuss anything about this confidential exam outside of our reading room, so lunchtime conversations are pretty dull. I am in charge of one of the long questions. We will be joined today by 10 Readers. And so it begins.

Posted by Paul Groves on May 29, 2016

AP Reading

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I am in Salt Lake City for the next 12 days or so.  We will be scoring the free response portion of the AP chemistry exams.  The work is done at the Salt Palace, a convention center huge enough to house nine different AP subject scoring teams at the same time.