Student interns in the Engineering Academy at Bob Jones High School reported on their ‘corporate’ experiences to an audience on May 9. The photo from 2023 shows interns Jasmine Wince, at left, and Phoenix Keck, who discussed their work at KTECH. CONTRIBUTED

Bob Jones engineering interns report on real-life business intro

MADISON –Engineering Academy students at Bob Jones High School disclosed their experiences while working for local companies at the Spring 2024 Engineering Internship Semester Showcase.

To participate, students enrolled in the course, “Engineering Internship: Research and Design,” in the Bob Jones Engineering Academy to experience the office environment first-hand about jobs in their career path. Jessye Gaines teaches the class, which is the final level and combines all skills that students acquired in prerequisite courses.

“The students (have completed) their internships and senior design projects with local engineering companies, and we could not be more proud to share with you all they have learned and accomplished,” Gaines said.

For this semester, brand-new partnerships with local entities included Synapse Wireless and Rotorcraft Systems Engineering and Simulation Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville or UAH.

The interns observed the workforce and workflow at local companies:

* Luke Garrison — Penta Research Inc. Supplies customers with timely analysis products that support milestones for major program decisions.

* Mitchell Okafor – Nanoracks. Develops commercial access to space for small research payloads and plans to own/operate private space stations.

* Max McGee — Synapse Wireless Inc. Creates easy-to-implement, easy-to-use, easy-to-expand solutions, like SimplySnap, that help companies reduce energy waste.

* Kylie Clark — STI Electronics Inc. Madison enterprise for training, consulting, laboratory analysis, microelectronics assembly and industrial product distribution.

* Josh Bryce — JL Troupe Company Inc. An engineering service provider to original equipment manufacturers.

* Kenny Hall — Rotorcraft Systems Engineering and Simulation Center at UAH. Focuses on applied research to enhance success for government, industry and commercial partners.

* John Allison — Additive Manufacturing & Engineering Inc. Works with aerospace, medical and automotives industries to produce models.

* Ari Dedeaux — Nextek Inc. Electronics Manufacturing Services or EMS company for electronic assembly, prototyping and lab services.

* Ann Thai — Corvid Technologies. Provides end-to-end solutions for concept development, design and optimization, prototype build, test and manufacture.

* Aaron Mays — Nola | VanPeursem Architects. Offers clients the highest quality of design and customer service as a collaborative design firm.

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