SoE Notes from the Summer

SoE students score competitive summer internships at leading corporate and research organizations.

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Amanda Chin (Materials Science and Engineering)
Research and Development Intern
TerraCycle
"I absolutely loved my summer. I was surrounded by incredible people in an outrageously creative environment.  I worked with a team of engineers to perform characterization tests on a variety of materials (specifically polymers) that help us generate sustainable solutions."
 
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Zhenni Lin (Materials Science and Engineering)
Research Experiences for Undergraduates Internship
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"I was one of 12 students accepted into a research internship at MIT through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program funded by the National Science Foundation. I synthesized and characterized solid-state MRI contrast agents that could potentially be used to measure pH changes inside the body at cancer tumor sites."
 
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Alex Hobbs (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)
Research Assistant
Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA
"I worked on testing a solar sail deployment system for the upcoming NEA scout and lunar flashlight missions to be launched aboard NASA's new Space Launch System in 2018."
 
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Kaustubh Deshpande (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)
Research Associate
Glenn Research Center, NASA
"I had a great summer working at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland where I was a research associate for the MARTI program (Multidisciplinary Aeronautics Research Team Initiative). I learned about electric machines, cryogenics, space the aeronautics industry."
 
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Revan Sopher (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Software Engineer
Coursera, Inc.
"As part of KPCB’s Fellows Program, I spent my summer working as a software engineer on the infrastructure team at Coursera building and scaling systems that serve millions of users."
 
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Anuja Sarwate (Biomedical Engineering)
Intern
Goldman Sachs
"My interests are biomedical engineering and software development. At Goldman this summer I had the opportunity to do both backend and frontend web development using Java and AngularJS."