Internships are an important component of an engineering student's education, providing an opportunity to put classroom learning into real world practice. Each summer, SoE students score competitive internships at leading corporate and research organizations located both in New Jersey and around the nation and the world, gaining important workplace and research skills. Below, students recount their internship experiences.
Summer is for Internships
Amanda Chin (Materials Science and Engineering)
Research and Development Intern
"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."
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."
Alex Hobbs (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)
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."
Kaustubh Deshpande (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)
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."
Revan Sopher (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
"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."
Anuja Sarwate (Biomedical Engineering)
"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."
Find out more at University Career Services.