SUMMER ACTIVITIES

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SARAH ENGLISH

Sarah worked as a process engineering intern at the Valero Refinery in Texas City, TX.  She worked on projects such as routing thermal pressure relief, examining project economics, and ordering reactor catalyst and had some cool experiences like climbing inside of a tower as well as 250 ft. to the top of a delayed coking unit! 

Class of 2021

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LINDSAY STAPLETON

Lindsay spent her summer at Bell Flight in Amarillo, where she was able to experience a variety of engineering tasks: writing Stress Test requests and Quality Inspection documents, creating proposals for the Navy, contributing to the V-22 Nacelle Improvement Initiative, designing repairs, and shadowing AH-1Z Flight Operations. She loved working on Bell's military and commercial programs, and seeing, touching, and climbing all over rotorcraft every day!

Class of 2022

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GRACE LONG

Grace went on an early morning hike to McAphee Knob this summer! For her, one of the positives about being home in Virginia during the pandemic was all of the wonderful hiking trails available and close by. This particular hike is one of the most popular photo ops along the Appalachian Trail!

Class of 2021

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AARON DUTKA

Aaron and his family took a trip to Table Rock Lake in Missouri! Because they don't get many chances to travel together as a family, taking a break from all their summer responsibilities and enjoying nature was a much-needed respite. The trip reminded Aaron that spending time with those he loves can be just as noble a summer pursuit as an academic program.

Class of 2023

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NICHOLAS BALDWIN

Nicholas spent the summer in Salt Lake City, UT as a rotating equipment intern for Marathon Petroleum at their refinery, evaluating process equipment such as pumps, compressors, and fans to ensure refinery reliability. He also took the opportunity of living in Utah to visit all 8 national parks in Wyoming, Utah, and Arizona, such as Yellowstone, Zion and the Grand Canyon.

Class of 2021

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JACK BAHMER

 Jack returned to another internship with ACUServe where he worked on the user interface for business reports. He also collaborated with PTC to build a ventilator and implement new features such as augmented reality experiences and the ability to export and analyze IoT data. Lastly, he saw a return to the sport of cycling - both mountain biking and road riding. 

Class of 2021

KRISTEN BLANKE

Kristen spent this summer at Phillips 66 in Houston as a Finance intern in their Midstream business unit. One of her main projects was creating a database of information about the Midstream assets. She enjoyed learning about the oil and gas industry as well gaining accounting experience.

Class of 2019

VICTORIA AKWAOWO

Victoria conducted undergraduate research to develop a novel laboratory technique to synthesize arylamines. This semester, students enrolled in CHEM 433: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lab will be performing this experiment. Her work is slated for publication in the Journal of Chemical Education by the end of the year!

Class of 2019

ALLYSON KING

Allyson spent a month in Besançon, France on a study abroad with the Texas A&M Mathematics Department.

Class of 2021

NED SWART

Ned was a counselor at Pine Cove Silverado, a summer camp for 2nd-5th graders in Columbus, Texas.

Class of 2021

JACOB HARTZER

Jacob worked for PepsiCo under Frito-Lay as an automation engineer. There, he programmed for a mobile robot and developed novel sensing techniques for a end of arm tool that handles bags.

Class of 2019

CATARINA HURTADO

Catarina interned in the Archives Center of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. There, she contributed to a diverse range of projects and explored the careers available in museum studies and library sciences.

Class of 2021