Student Internships/REU at Other Locations
Cyrus Lane Mitchell Awarded Internship at Lockheed Martin, Pike County, Troy AL.
In January of 2020, Cyrus was offered an Electronic Test Engineer internship position at Lockheed Martin’s missile and fire control branch at Pike County operations facility here in Troy AL. As a Test Engineer Intern, he got a chance to learn about ordnance handling, mechanical assembly, electronic testing, factory automation, industrial processes, technical writing, teaming, and continuous improvement techniques. This internship also offered him to develop skills necessary to read and interpret engineering drawings & specifications to develop manufacturing processes, special tooling, and unique factory equipment; software systems to develop manufacturing work instruction, analyze data, support test troubleshooting, and design/document process flows. Finally, with his training he was able to investigate root cause of equipment’s or devices failures/defects and implement preventative/corrective actions to support continuous improvement.
Zachary Estes Awarded Summer Internship in GEMS Program
The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) program is an extracurricular science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) outreach activity that engages school‐aged students in hands‐on, inquiry‐based experiments and nurtures students’ interest in STEM career fields. Near‐peer mentors prepare materials for implementing STEM experiments, teach experiments to the students, and serve as role models to the students by promoting science and math courses and by acting as expert resources concerning college life and career pathways. Mentors are thoroughly trained in the conduct of the GEMS modules and in basic methods and practices of teaching.