This virtual team collects all independent research presented in 2014, and done by NITARP or Spitzer alumni with (or without) students outside of a formal NITARP team.
I found it most interesting to see the scientific process in action. Scientists were questioning scientists, sometimes fairly aggressively.
This experience really made me realize how broad a career field Astronomy really is.
I was surprised how many people I now know after 2 AAS [meetings]. There were quite a few people who remembered me and were interested in talking with me. This was fun (I like talking with people) and disruptive as I did not make as many talks as I anticipated.