Co-op/Assistance Award Winners from Summer 2019

//Co-op/Assistance Award Winners from Summer 2019

The Co-op Assistance Award Program provides financial awards to a few deserving students each summer who participate in the University’s Co-op/Internship Program.  The Program helps students minimize their financial concerns by helping them defray some additional expenses that they may incur during the work term and allowing the students to get the maximum benefit from a great co-op or internship opportunity.  The Award Program has been in existence since Summer 2003 and is funded by employers, alumni and the Career Services Team with $12,100 awarded to students in 2019.  Congratulations to the 26 Daytona Beach students who received a Co-op Award during the Summer 2019.

Enida Aganovic – Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security.

AT&T, Greenwood, CO; Student Intern


Colt Atwell – Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance.

Textron Aviation, Wichita, KS; Intern A&P Mechanic


James Bennett – Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering.

UTC Aerospace Systems, Windsor Locks, CT; Program Quality Co-op


Alexander Brathwaite

Alexander Brathwaite – Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security.

Delta Air Lines, Atlanta, GA; Passenger Facilitation

“I can’t discuss more of my work because of the majority of it involved sensitive security information.”  My LinkedIn:




Jon Brust – Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Gulfstream Aerospace, Savannah GA; Co-op


Hojin (Alexandria) Choi – Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Science.

Monterey Fuel Company, Monterey, CA; Research Business Intern


Mahteme Desta — Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering.

The Boeing Company, Mukiteo, WA; Flight Engineering Intern


Cristale Garnica – Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering

Collins Aerospace, Cedar Rapids, IA; Software Engineering Co-op


Alex Guerrero – Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration

The Boeing Company, St. Louis, MO; Financial Analyst Intern

“As a Financial Analyst, I was responsible for analyzing financial variances to cost and schedule of current projects. I ensured the proper recording and reporting of cost in the accounting systems. I also prepared and reviewed critical deliverables for our government customers.”


Alex Guerrero

Julian Herrera – Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering

Collins Aerospace, Cedar Rapids, IA; Systems Engineering Intern


Grant Johnson – Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Lawrence Livemore National Security, Livermore, CA; Temporary Student Intern


Tayler King – Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering

Lockheed Martin, Manassas, VA; College Student Tech Specialist


Fanny Kristiansson – Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

LTG Engineering and Planning, Ormond Beach, FL; Intern


Imani Murph

Imani Murph – Master of Science in Human Factors

Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA; NREIP Intern

“At the Naval Postgraduate School I interned in the Human Systems Integration Lab which focuses on sleep, crew endurance and habitability. During my time there, I authored a dark adaptation literature review, 3D modeled and 3D printed a device to aid the use of circadian watchbills, and assisted with other graduate student thesis projects. I also helped design a research study intended to measure dark adaptation and melatonin suppression in naval sailors.”


Natalie Niehueser

Natalie Niehueser – Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration

The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA; Supply Chain Intern

“My name is Natalie Niehueser and I am a Senior studying Business Administration with a focus on Management and a Minor in Air Transportation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. This past summer I was a Customer Program Management Intern for The Boeing Company in Seattle, Washington. I worked on the North America and Military Customer Program Management Team and I spent the summer assisting customers, after sale, in maintaining their aircraft throughout the entirety of its useful life as an asset to their company. Upon graduation, I will be returning to The Boeing Company as a Customer Program Manager. I am so thankful for this opportunity and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for me as an ERAU graduate.”


Joshua Onabanjo – Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security

Deutsche Bahn,, Berlin, Germany; Corporate Security Intern


Allen Perron

Allen Perron – Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

iRobot, Bedford, MA; Mechanical Engineering Intern

“As a mechanical engineering intern at iRobot I was assigned to the robotic lawn mower team, Terra. I designed and ran test fixtures and processes which included: determining forces required to break specific components, reflection and absorptivity testing, thermal testing, life span estimation, and audio testing. Using the resources available to me through the iRobot rapid prototyping lab I was able to use many different styles of additive manufacturing to quickly implement new designs.”

Here is a fun photo pf my service dog (Valkyrie) because she enjoyed the internship as well! – Allen Perron


Daniel Posada

Daniel Posada – Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering

Cummins Inc., Columbus, IN; Designer Engineering Intern

“Cummins Inc, is a company that became a 100 years old on 2019, proving time after time their compromise with their products and services and it’s the world’s only independent diesel engine manufacturer in the world. I got accepted to work with them as a Controls Engineer in the Engine Business Unit (EBU) through a division called Ignited, which makes reference to the engines they manufacture that use sparkplugs to provide detonation for ignition. Specifically, CWI – or Cummins-Westport Joint Venture, which was in charge of the natural gas engines from small vehicles such as a small school bus to big trucks. I got the opportunity to witness different services they offered and was assigned with different interesting tasks, plus working with one of the customers on that area (Volvo Trucks).”



Cassandra Ryan – Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Honeywell International, Phoenix, AZ; Engineering Intern


Mrudang Savsani – Bachelor of Science in Aerospace

Space Tango, Lexington, KY; Mechanical Cubelab Engineer


Pedro Silhy — Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering

Nextant Aerospace, Cleveland, OH; Engineering Intern


Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith — Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering

The Boeing Company, Oklahoma City, OK; Systems Engineering Intern

“At Boeing OKC, I learned all about Systems Engineering and how integral it is to the success of a program. I used this new knowledge and the support of some incredible teammates to contribute to the B-52 modernization effort.”




Joseph Thiemer — Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering

Duncan Aviation, Lincoln, NE; Engine Line Technician Intern


Taylor Whalen — Bachelor of Science in Aerospace and Occupational Safety

Jacobs Engineering, Kennedy Space Center, FL; Intern


Dawei Yu

Dawei Yu — Bachelor of Science in Aviation Finance

Universal Asset Management, Memphis, TN; Financial Analysis Intern

“During the three months of my internship at UAM, in the real business environment, I learned how to evaluate aircraft value from the perspective of an aircraft disassembly company, how to offer an aircraft purchase bid, and so on. The precious experience is not only a practice of the professional knowledge I have learned, but also give me a clearer plan for my future career.”



Sherwyn Fernandes — Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics

Northrop Grumman, Melbourne, FL; Aerospace Systems Intern

2020-01-30T11:42:08-05:00January 30th, 2020|Co-op/Internship Program|

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