Summer 2016 Daytona Beach Co-op Assistance Award Winners

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The Co-op Assistance Award Program currently provides financial awards to a number of deserving students during the summer who apply, are selected and participate in the University’s Co-op/Internship Program.  The Awards aid students to minimize their financial concern by helping them defray some additional expenses that would be incurred during the work term and allowing the students to gain the maximum benefit from a co-op or internship practical work experience opportunity.  The Award Program which has been in existence since summer 2003 has awarded a total of $25,800 to 88 students.  It is funded by employers, alumni and the Career Services team. Many thanks to Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation for a generous $10,000 Grant which has become a part of the Co-op Assistance Award fund.  Congratulations to the 18 Daytona Beach students who received a monetary Co-op Award for the summer 2016.

  • Shanice Anderson – Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Northrop Grumman Corporation, Herndon, VA; Business Management Intern

  • Emmanuel Cardenales – Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Science

Delta Air Lines, Orlando, FL; Line Maintenance Intern

  • Tamara Chambers – Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

GE Aviation, Norwich, NY; Engineering Co-op

  • Pavan Kumar Chinta – Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering

Myngo Aerospace, Miami, FL; Intern

  • Katelynn Collier – Bachelor of Science in Aerospace & Occupational Safety

The Boeing Company, Renton, WA; Environmental Health and Safety Intern

  • Madeleine Dillon – Bachelor of Science in Human Factors Psychology

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Savannah, GA; College Intern

  • Meagan Dunn – Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Orbital ATK, Wallops Island, Virginia; Engineering Intern

  • Lindsey Hanbidge – Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration

Alaska Airlines, Seattle, WA; Schedule/Planning Intern

  • Felix Lohmeyer – Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering

Andritz Separation GmbH, Cologne, Germany; Student Apprentice

  • Myra Malik – Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science

Textron Aviation, Wichita, KS; Intern-Airport Operations

  • Meghan Menz – Bachelor of Science in Human Factors Psychology

F.B.I., Buffalo, NY; Intern

  • Robert Moss – Master of Science in Business Administration

The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA; Business Management Intern

  • Libbyanne O’Brien – Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Savannah, GA; Intern

  • Francisco Pastrana – Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, West Palm Beach, FL; Engineering Intern

  • Trevor Perkins – Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Savannah, GA; Engineering Co-op

  • Joany Ramos Erazo – Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science

Insitu, Inc., Bingen, WA; Intern

  • Skyler Singleton – Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Savannah, GA; Summer College Intern

  • Ming Chien Tan – Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering

Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, IA; Software/Systems Engineer

 

Below are some highlights from the learning experience of a few of the Co-op Assistance Award winners.

Francisco Pastrana headshot“As a Flight Test Engineer, Francisco is part of a team of engineers responsible for the test and evaluation of the flight characteristics of most of the aircraft that Sikorsky manufactures, including S-92, Black Hawk, S-76D and in the future the S-07 Raider and CH-53K” Francisco Pastrana, AE.

Meagan DunnMeagan received the opportunity to work two consecutive semesters with the mechanical engineering and testing teams for the NASA Sounding Rocket Program.  She was tasked with conducting payload testing and designing new manufacturing parts.  It is the social interaction and the hands on work that broadened her skills and related her schoolwork with all the workings that go into rockets.  “I enjoyed coming in every day and never knowing what task will be thrown at me and what material I had to learn for that day.” Meagan Dunn, ME

Malik_MyraMyra did daily inspections of airport grounds and buildings for compliance with contracts, FAA regulations, and safety precautions.  As well as providing responsible staff assistance to the Airport Operations Manager.  “I was able to learn all about how a private airport is run and it operates.” Myra Malik, UAS

Shanice Anderson1During my internship, one of my tasks included fixing and building reports that would increase productivity and enhance profitability.  While the task may sound tedious, it enriched my attention to detail and other soft skills.  Another valuable lesson I learned was how to .leverage my professional network with my nontechnical background to gain knowledge in my field.  “I’ve grown to love this quote, “You want to talk numbers; let’s talk numbers.” Shanice Anderson, BA

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Pavan was assigned the task of designing and coding an alpha version for a multi-threaded data streaming software.  He worked with very little supervision in designing the software.  He also had to put in extra hours in getting on par with some of the fundamental Object Oriented Programming concepts.  The software must be capable of live-streaming any kinds of data supplied to it and will eventually be installed on several different types of aircraft.  To ensure the safety of the aircraft and prove that its installation wouldn’t disrupt any other technology on the aircraft, he is also responsible for laying out the framework for testing the software to ensure its working properly.  Pavan says, “Yes, it was phenomenal!  I’ve learned a ton and see a lot of personal growth as well!”  Pavan Kumar Chinta, MSME

stand up Katelynn CollierKatelynn was presented the opportunity to join the Boeing 747/767 and the KC-46 Pegasus Tanker programs working with the Environmental, Health, and Safety team to complete risk identification, assessment, and mitigation related to fall protection, aircraft confined spaces, hazardous energy, walking and working surfaces and more; additionally Katelynn was able to participate in incident investigations and project management. “Walking into work every day you never know exactly what you will be working on, safety is about continuous improvement, it’s always changing. You always want your employees to go home at the end of the day and it’s so rewarding knowing even the small changes you make have a big impact on the job.” Katelynn Collier, AOS

 

 

 

 

 

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