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Implementing And Managing Summer Internships At The Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College For Seniors In The Mechanical Engineering Technology Program

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Conference

2002 Annual Conference

Location

Montreal, Canada

Publication Date

June 16, 2002

Start Date

June 16, 2002

End Date

June 19, 2002

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

ET Industrial Collaborations

Page Count

6

Page Numbers

7.636.1 - 7.636.6

DOI

10.18260/1-2--10908

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https://peer.asee.org/10908

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151

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Kenneth Fisher

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David Roth

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Fredrick Nitterright

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Abstract

This past summer completes the second year of summer internships conducted by students in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program at The Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College located in Erie, Pennsylvania. The summer internships are open to students who have completed required core courses within the major, have an acceptable G.P.A., and who are entering their senior year of the baccalaureate Mechanical Engineering Technology program. The summer internships were developed to decrease the demand on faculty advisors of industry related senior design projects, and to fulfill the need of industry for completing entry-level engineering tasks while at the same time enabling them to evaluate a student for full-time employment upon graduation. The student in turn receives three academic credits in an industry related senior capstone experience, and in certain instances, has an opportunity to graduate a semester early.

Fisher, K., & Roth, D., & Nitterright, F. (2002, June), Implementing And Managing Summer Internships At The Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College For Seniors In The Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Paper presented at 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. 10.18260/1-2--10908

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