Category Archives: Intern’s Journals

Nick Dioguardi’s Take

When I arrived at Piedmont Biofuels, people were asking me how I first heard about it and what my true interest in biodiesel was. I thought, and thought, and honestly couldn’t answer the first question off the top of my … Continue reading

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So Long, Scott

Scott Shore was an intern with us last semester. He is off to his next adventure, and we are grateful for his time with us. Here is what he wrote about his time at Piedmont:

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Kate's Goodbye

This is ridiculous.  Kate was an Intern with us for a long time.  And she has only moved to Raleigh.  When I read this, I sadden, and suggest the entire project move into her apartment.  Here are Kate’s words:

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My Name is Tim

Here’s another one from the “Interns’ Journal” department.  This one from the redoubtable Tim Angert:

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Marc's Perspective

I never really got to know Marc that well. He spent a semester with us, and went back to his world, and we are grateful for both his time on project, and for this:

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Sustainability Immersion

Tonight’s entry comes from Lindsay, our former intern. She came from Chicago, spent a semester turning wrenches, and on the last day, told us that she loved to write. Drat. Here’s her Intern’s Journal–a sample of the thoughtful writing we … Continue reading

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118 Days

For those of us who worked with Emily, this Intern’s journal is a tear jerker, especially as we head into a summer without a single Emily on project:

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Biodiesel Man

Greg came to us from New York. His internship was for the winter semester of 2007. When he finished in the spring, he gave up his amateur status as fuelmaker, and joined us at Industrial. Here is his journal :

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Willy and Mudface

Willy’s time with us as an intern is coming to an end. Here is his farewell journal:

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Hello Internet, My Name is Emily

Tonight we sat around under the hickory trees and did the traditional “exit interview” with Emily. She’s been with us for the past semester, and will stay for part of the summer, but her internship has come to an end.

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