College of Engineering

College of Engineering 2018-10-29T07:58:14+00:00

Embry-Riddle’s College of Engineering Career Services Cooperative Education / Internship Program provides students with practical experience that reinforces the concepts learned in the classroom. In tight employment markets, the program gives students yet another competitive edge, augmenting our existing superior program of course work and hands-on projects.

Get more information about engineering internships on the Prescott and Daytona Beach College of Engineering websites.

Kalina González
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: Textron Systems                                            This photo is the main Textron Systems sign located right in front of the campus. In all my time here I never thought I’d be doing what I am currently working on. I am part of the Universal Ground Control Station team here under their Unmanned Systems department. For my main project, I have created a test laptop that has all the necessary tools and applications needed to complete testing and integration. The project gave me looks at different aspects of the life cycle that a systems engineer would normally go through.  I have learned so much while being here and it is such an honor to being working with such a great company and a wonderful team. P.s. I’m the intern on the right.
Trey Bailey (Roy)
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: Tesla
I am an intern for Tesla at Gigafactory 1 in Reno, NV. I am a part of the team Drive Unit Final Assembly which supports building Drive Units for the upcoming release of the Model 3 vehicle. I am sitting in the first production Model 3 to ever roll off the production line at Tesla’s Fremont, CA factory. This car is an accumulation of a lot of long hours and long nights from myself and my team to get the production equipment ready for start of production for Drive Units for this Model 3.
Fergie Idrovo
Major: Master of Systems Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: Northrop Grumman
This summer I’m working on the James Webb Space Telescope as a launch and operations Systems Engineer. In this picture, I’m next to one of the models of the mirrors of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) at Northrop Grumman. The JWST is the successor of the Hubble Space Telescope and it will look back at the beginning of the universe. The JWST will be launch in 2018 and it will make a difference in the discovery of the universe by looking at the birth of stars.
Andrea Martinez
Major: Aerospace Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: NASA – Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
I went inside a clean room at JPL to perform an Electromagnetic Compatibility test in the COWVR instrument that will go on a spacecraft planned to launch in 2016.

 

Shaian DCosta 
Major: Aerospace Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: Southwest Airlines
Maintenance & Operations Engineering Intern. ShaianP3: An engine on a Boeing 737-800

 

Felipe Garcia
Major: Master of Aerospace Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: Rolls Royce
Performance and Aerothermal engineer

 

Amreesh Raghavan
Major: Master of Aerospace Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: Piper Aircraft Inc.                              I am standing infront of a multirole fighter jet aircraft – F/18 Super Hornet (Blue Angel), visited piper after completing a flight demonstration.  I am currently working as Stress Analysis Intern at Piper Aircraft in Vero Beach, FL and I am a part of Piper’s esteemed M-class line, the M600. The work environment is excellent and I’m always treated as a professional among the Structures Engineers.

 

Morgan Cherry
Morgan CherryMajor: Aerospace Engineering
Campus: Prescott, AZ
Company: Virgin GalacticThis summer I am interning at Virgin Galactic in Long Beach, CA. I am in the propulsion development group for the LauncherOne program. I’m learning a ton and getting experience I wouldn’t have otherwise. I really like my projects and coworkers, who have been nothing but welcoming.

 

 

 

 

Stephen Woodard

Stephen WoodwardMajor: Aerospace Engineering
Campus: Prescott
Company: Recreation Engineering, Inc.

I am currently working with a team on building a system and writing a standardized test method for water slide accelerometry testing.

 

 

 

Ravi Gondaliya

ravi-gondaliya-ae-spirit-airlines-lgMajor: Aerospace Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: Spirit Airlines Inc.
I am a senior in B.S. Aerospace Engineering and currently doing my first rotation of Co-op with Spirit Airlines Inc. as an engineering intern. The workplace is great and I already had two visits for Quality Assurance purpose on A 319 at FLL Airport.
Vishal Solanki
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Major: Masters Mechanical Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: Edgewater Power Boats
This is a 335 EX boat at Edgewater Power Boats, a semi-offshore manufacturing company. I had designed the hard top of that boat and done Finite Element Analysis to avoid structural failure while boat is under impact (on water). I was making sure of my work by climbing on it and checking up on the part which was designed by me and then manufactured.

Matthew Nowacki

matthew-nowacki-lgMajor: Mechanical Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: SpaceX
Photo with Dragon Capsule after offloading propellants and handing over remaining cargo to NASA. Worked as a Test Engineering Intern in mcGregor, TX for SpaceX.
Kenneth Jenkins
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Major: Mechanical Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: NASA KSC
While at NASA KSC during my summer internship, I had the opportunity to meet astronaut Nicole Stott, an alumna of ERAU and a Board of Trustees member.
Daniel Port
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Major: Aerospace Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: XCOR Aerospace
I am the current intern at XCOR Aerospace. The internship’s been pretty awesome so far and I’ve learned a ton of new skills and such! I’ve gotten to meet two retired astronauts and even try on some space suits that we’ll be using in the Lynx. I am sitting in the mock up cockpit.
Joshua Small
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Major: Aerospace Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: American Airlines
I am standing in the test cell at American Airlines Maintenance Center, Tulsa, Okla., where they test all the Pratt & Whitney JT8D-200 series engines to gather information on various readings from the engine at speeds ranging from idling to maximum take-off thrust. This engine was in the shop for repairs and is being tested to ensure it is up to standard operating conditions. My position at American Airlines has primarily been to monitor engines during disassembly to determine the root causes of abnormal running conditions.
Jason Gardellis
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Major: Aerospace Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: United Airlines
The picture depicts my internship at the Engine Overhaul Shop Located at SFO airport in San Francisco, California working for United Airlines as an Engineering Intern-Powerplant. The main focus of the Engine Overhaul Shop is to take apart, inspect, repair, and restore Aircraft Engines. The part is the fan casing and bypass stators for a Pratt and Whitney 4000 engine which is used on 747s and 767s.
Derek Bonderczuk
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Major: Mechanical Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach, FL
Company: dSpace Inc.
I am Derek Bonderczuk and here is a photo of me working at dSPACE Inc. I am testing the main power rail on a HIL (Hardware In the Loop) simulator.
Austin Troya

Major: Electrical Engineering
Campus: Prescott, AZ
Company: Solar Turbines
I spent my summer in San Diego at Solar Turbines, which is one of the world’s leading turbine manufacturing companies. In addition to hands-on learning, I gained in-depth exposure to the failure analysis process by working alongside service representatives, regional coordinators, product support managers, and failure investigation engineers. I also gained experience in the test cell environment and got my hands dirty working on Solar’s newest engine, the Titan 250.
Tim Park

Major: Computer Engineering
Campus: Prescott, AZ
Company: Honeywell Aerospace
While at Honeywell in Phoenix, Ariz., I supported the Flight Management System (FMS) group by working on two different projects, The Full Phase Required Time of Arrival (FPRTA) and Software Integration Request (SIR) tool. I investigated unforeseen errors and debugged the code for the FPRTA. Pictured here (from left to right): Rachel Ertl (PR AE), Tim Park (PR CE), and Antoine Juhel (DB alumnus)
Tim Sham

Major: Aerospace Engineering
Campus: Prescott, AZ
Company: US Airways
I did a summer internship with US Airways in Phoenix, Ariz., and stayed for fall 2012. I have been supporting the avionics, propulsion and structural systems of their fleet. One of the major projects I have been working on with the Senior Liaison Engineer is engine fittings for the inlet and fan cowls.
GE Aviation

Campus: Prescott, AZ
Company: GE Aviation
Christopher Bonner (CE), Christopher Piedra (AE), David Martinez (EE), Christopher Vanik (CE), Chris Willson (EE) and Samer Shaghoury (AE) are all Prescott, Ariz., engineering students who worked at GE Aviation in Arkansas City, Kan.
Christina Gouker (AE) and Becklyn Maguire (ME)

Major: AE and ME
Campus: Prescott, AZ
Company: Spirit AeroSystems
Peter Di Pasquale and Kelsey O’Connor

Major: Computer Engineering / Space Physics
Campus: Prescott, AZ
Company: NASA – Jet Propulsion LabPeter and Kelsey are joined by Prescott AE alumni Dr. Oleg Sindiy and Chelsea Dutenhoffer; some Worldwide and DB alumni; and the sister of Prescott’s own Dr. Jaffe, who works there. It’s a small world.
Jake Sleyster

Major: Aerospace Engineering
Campus: Prescott, AZ
Company: Tamarack Aerospace
I worked at Tamarack in the summer of 2011 and returned for summer 2012.

John Colley


Major: Aerospace Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach
Company: GE Aviation SystemsI did an internship with GE Aviation Systems in Clearwater, Florida. I had the opportunity to participate in customer visits with Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and Aviall.

George Angelides

Major: Aeronautical Science
Campus: Daytona Beach
Company: Southwest Airlines
I am an Aeronautical Science major at Embry-Riddle. I am currently at Southwest Airlines for a killer flight ops internship. I am joined by Adam Flowers, who is a Fall 2011 grad in Aeronautical Science in Daytona Beach, Florida. We are having a blast here. We recently got to do a day with the Company Wide Culture Committee in Phoenix, Arizona. Basically, to celebrate 30 years of service, we participated in an event called Hokey Day. The day is a way for Southwest to show appreciation to the in-flight crew members. Us flight operations interns helped with passing out lunch and cleaning the planes between flights at the Sky Harbor International Airport. We took it upon ourselves to dress crazy and bring a boombox with our group. The day was so much fun, I had to share!
Steven Caicedo

Major: Aerospace Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach
Company: United Space Alliance KSC
I had what will be one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I had the opportunity to have my picture taken right next to the Discovery space shuttle orbiter the day it was leaving Kennedy Space Center for the Smithsonian Institute. Not only that, but I spotted astronaut and ERAU alum Nicole Scott and I rushed over, introduced myself, and took a picture with her!! It was amazing.

Shyamal Patel

Major: Aerospace Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach
Company: Masten Space Systems
Engineering intern at Masten Space Systems, Mojave, Calif.
Scott Kuhn

Major: Aerospace Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach
Company: Goodrich Corporation
This summer, I worked at a Goodrich Corporation facility in Union, West Virginia, that manufactures de-icing and specialty systems for aircraft. Here I am at the controls of a test chamber that applies both extreme hot and cold temperatures to the equipment placed inside it. This chamber also vibrates the equipment to simulate turbulence, to check and see if they continue operating correctly. The equipment in the chamber being tested controls when the de-icing systems on an aircraft turn on.
William Morgan

Major: Aerospace Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach
Company: Jacobs Engineering
Embry-Riddle Aerospace Engineering student intern, William Morgan, shakes hands with ERAU alumni and current USAF Lieutenant, Jason Sutherlin, at the celebration of a successful mission at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The mission was conducted with the 40th Flight Test Squadron, and the intern (Morgan) worked with the squadron over the summer with JACOBS Engineering under a Department of Defense contract.
Boeing Summer Interns

Campus: Prescott
Company: Boeing
Boeing summer interns on tour of the Delivery center sitting in a 737 with the new sky interior.
Cory Cooper

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach
Company: Piper Aircraft
Kyle Fennessey

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach
Company: NASA Johnson Space Center
I am working as a CSA Intern at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas. I am shaking hands with Robonaut 2 at Johnson Space Center while working on the lunar rovers in the same division.

Josh Hein


Major: Aerospace Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach
Company: NASA Johnson Space Center
Checking out another intern in astronaut space suit at NASA Johnson Space Center
Natalie Spencer

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach
Company: NASA Johnson Space Center
As an Aircraft Operations Engineering Co-op, I was able to participate in the “Vomit Comet Flight” at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas.

Ashley Roper and Amanda Sorenson


Major: Aerospace Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach
Company: Gulfstream Aerospace
Sitting in the fuselage of a G450 airplane while on the production floor at Gulfstream Aerospace in Savannah, Georgia.
Constantinos Mavrides and Gisela Munoz

Major: Aerospace Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach
Company: United Space Alliance
Sitting in the commander and pilot seat of Space Shuttle Atlantis during the landing of STS-132. The reason this is extremely unique is that first, this was taken during the landing of the last scheduled mission for Atlantis. Atlantis may never again fly in space. Second, if you notice, we both are wearing our normal everyday clothes. The only time anyone is allowed inside the shuttle with out a special “clean bunny suit” is during landing of the space shuttle, and the only co-ops allowed in the shuttle during landing were me and Gisela. We were both very excited to have had the opportunity to be on this co-op at such a historic moment.
Natalie Spencer

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach
Company: Boeing
Natalie Spencer, a Mechanical Plant Engineering intern at Boeing, Everett, Washington Assembly Plant is preparing to inspect a large boiler responsible for supplying high pressure steam to aircraft assembly line processes. The large-scale facilities at Boeing offer a unique opportunity to experience and understand mechanical systems.
Tiffany Musholt

Major: Aerospace Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach
Company: Boeing at Iridium
This a picture from my internship with Boeing at Iridiumís operations center. I spent part of my internship in the control room learning how to operate the satellites through on-the-job training. There are 66 satellites in the Iridium constellation that are operated from this control room.

Vivek Patel

vivek-patel-rr-lgMajor: Aerospace Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach
Company: Rolls-Royce
I figure I’d share with Career Services my experience with a Rolls-Royce co-op volunteer day. It was at an interactive historical park, where they asked the Rolls-Royce co-ops to create inventions used in the 1800s for a youth exhibit. The objective was to make LEGO models of technologies that were prevalent in the 1800s like wagons, boats, gear powered devices and windmills, so that young children could build them as well. I chose to share these pictures because it illustrates that a co-op experience does not only involve technical projects that require special skills, it could be a fun experience as well.

Allison Clancy

allison-clancy-usa-lgMajor: Aerospace Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach
Company: United Space Alliance
A co-op at United Space Alliance at NASA, KSC as the shuttle is moved to launchpad.

Matt Carlton

matt-carlton-usa-lgMajor: Aerospace Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach
Company: United Space Alliance
Sitting in the crew compartment of Atlantis during my co-op. In this photo, I am performing a task for my department, Orbiter Instrumentation Engineering.
Amanda Pollock
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Major: Aerospace Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach
Company: United Space Alliance
Inside Discovery Orbiter at NASA.

Tim Marge

tim-marge-usa-lgMajor: Aerospace Engineering
Campus: Daytona Beach
Company: United Space Alliance
This is me with astronaut (and Embry-Riddle graduate) Ron Garan. Ron acted as Mission Specialist 2 on STS-124.