What I liked
Bay Area was incredible. Lots to do, very fun, and the people in the area are great to be around. Ames is a lively research center with lots of historical facilities, including the largest wind tunnel on the planet. The scientists and engineers at Ames are top of their field, and everyone is willing to help out and share their knowledge with interns. The best part is that Ames is very laid back, fitting the typical Silicon Valley culture.