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On my second rotation at AtriCure, Inc., I was given the opportunity to follow one of the medical devices I’ve worked on through market release and surveillance. This means I traveled across the United States and Europe attending cardiac surgeries and speaking with surgeons and AtriCure sales personnel about the efficacy and ease with which our device is used.
In the summer of 2011 I got the tremendous opportunity to work for NASA at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. Johnson Space Center is famous throughout the world as “Mission Control” and is the command center for NASA’s human space flights.
Every day in Axcess Financial’s Risk Services department was different. One day, I caught a ring of customers and stopped a fraud of more than $100,000. My coworkers and I find and investigate cases that are in the thousands of dollars every day. Whether it’s online fraud or store fraud, the Risk Services team tries to stop scammers from taking the company’s money!
Scripps Networks treats the design interns as actual employees, allowing us to completely design, manage and build our own projects. We are also exposed to the world of production by participating in commercial shoots and television shoots on location in awesome places like Miami, Atlanta, Chicago and New York.
On the first day of my co-op, I told my boss about my involvement with the ICP program at UC and how I wished to go to Japan for my last two co-op rotations. Two weeks later, he asked me if I was interested in working for him in Japan and also assigned me several projects working with the GE Energy Plant in Japan. It was great to see a UC grad put so much faith into a UC student and give me an opportunity that not many students get.
While working in the acoustic liner lab, I was able to contribute to the comfort and safety of airline passengers worldwide. Reducing noise level is critical, because apart from the discomfort, it is also very destructive to the engine. Acoustic liners help preserve the engine and ensure a quieter atmosphere within the cabin.
I had the opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream this summer and work for the worldwide leader in sports – ESPN. Since I was five years old, I have always dreamed of working at ESPN. I tested ESPN mobile products, conducted sports chats with fans, live-blogged for the US Open and did an analysis comparing ESPN’s full website versus the mobile site. Surfing ESPN.com all day was not too shabby of an experience.
I had the opportunity to develop a futuristic device that uses magnetic beads and laser to detect cancer 10 years before it becomes symptomatic. Because of our work, I was funded to present at the Biomedical Engineering Society for Engineers in Hartford, CT.
At my co-op, I was oftentimes asked to go into the Big B, which is a dorm-room-sized vault that has a very powerful blaster hose. The blaster emits crushed metal and grit at very high speeds and is able to remove even the toughest thermal spray coatings. Obviously protection is required when using the blaster, so CTS hooks you up. You get a pair of steel toed boots, a thick full body protective suit and an oxygen-fed, full face helmet. When all suited up, you look like you’re about to go deep sea diving!
At Real Art Design Group in Dayton, Ohio, I helped work on an interactive RV nameed MARV. He loves talking to people and reacts to people pushing his buttons. He has confetti cannons, hydraulics, a smoke machine and lights that he uses to show his emotions, since his voice is a little robotic. MARV likes to show people funny YouTube videos and reference Shake Weights. You can even friend him on Facebook! We work on projects from print to websites and motion to talking Recreational Vehicles and more in the future. This place has it all!