UTSI summer interns for 2019 included, in the back row, from left, Riley Toll, Elise Holland, Zachery McDaniel, Daniel Allen, Timothy Brubaker, Colby Jamerson. Sitting are Harold LaCroix, Shelby Ledbetter, Danielle Berkowitz, and John McDearman. 

 The University of Tennessee Space Institute concluded their Summer Internship Program on Aug. 9.  

Each intern was assigned to one or more UTSI professor(s) to work on a project through the summer and were required to give a seven-minute presentation followed by a three-minute question-and-answer panel from the audience consisting of sponsors, graduate research assistants, and UTSI staff members. 

The presentations gave an overview of knowledge acquired, participation in research projects, and how acquired experience will help in future endeavors. 

A few extracurricular activities interns participated in included: game nights, cookouts, movies, hiking and time on the lake with fellow interns and GRAs.

They were also in attendance for a lecture by Sam Dougherty on the AEDC’s involvement in the Apollo Space Program in the 60s and a tour of the Arnold Air Force Development Center.

Colby Jamerson is majoring in mechanical engineering and attends Tennessee Technological Institute.

Elise Holland is majoring in mechanical engineering and attends LeTourneau University. 

Zachary McDaniel is majoring in aeronautical and astronautical engineering and attends Purdue University. 

Daniel Allen and Shelby Ledbetter are both majoring in aerospace engineering and attend the University of Tennessee.

Harold LaCroix is also majoring in aerospace engineering and attends the University of Alabama. 

John McDearman and Riley Toll are both majoring in biomedical engineering and attend the University of Tennessee.

Timothy Brubaker is majoring in chemical engineering and attends the University of South Carolina. 

The program coordinator this year was Meghan Morris.  Supporting faculty members were Drs. Jackie Johnson, Lee Leonard, Lino Costa, Trevor Moeller, John Schmisseur, Phil Kreth, and Feng–Yuan Zhang. 

For more information on the summer internship program, contact Meghan Morris at mmorris@utsi.edu, or visit the website at www.utsi.edu.

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 The audience enjoying the interns' presentations. 

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Everyone enjoying ice cream cake to celebrate a great summer for the interns at UTSI.