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Advanced Manufacturing Institute Selects Summer Interns

(Manhattan, Kan. May 31, 2007) – The Advanced Manufacturing Institute at Kansas State University has selected 33 students to serve as interns for summer 2007.

As interns, the students have the opportunity to work with a team of experts and actively engage in client projects to gain real-world experience in several sectors of engineering, product design and business.

The institute's internship program has been successful in preparing students with the necessary skills to excel in the workplace after graduation. In May, 15 interns graduated from the program, and many of them have been hired to work for leading companies in their industries.

"I can see that the wide range of experiences available at AMI will prepare me for a future career in my field," said Kyle Gach, a summer intern and a senior in mechanical engineering, Kansas City, Mo. "I am looking forward to learning the thought process and considerations that go into designing something with manufacturability in mind."

Also serving as summer interns at K-State's Advanced Manufacturing Institute include:

Brandon Hagman, graduate student in business administration, and Erin Hudson, junior in hotel and restaurant management, both of Buhler; Renee Austin, senior in marketing, Cimarron; Tyler Jelinek, senior in mechanical engineering, Danville; Robert Debes, junior in mechanical engineering,Dodge City.

From Greater Kansas City: Kyle Warren, junior in mechanical engineering,Lenexa; Andrew Ganss, senior in mechanical engineering, Olathe; and Matt Campbell, senior in mechanical engineering, and Steven Spalsbury, junior in nuclear engineering, both of Overland Park.

Alyssa Williams, senior in graphic design, Harper; Dustin Jost, senior in mechanical engineering, Hillsboro; Trevor Fousek, sophomore in mechanical engineering, Leavenworth; Brandon Blawusch, senior in accounting, Louisburg; Connor Griffith, junior in electrical engineering, Lyndon.

From Manhattan: Mark Miller, senior in mechanical engineering; Garrison Pierzynski, junior in chemical engineering; Joshua Updyke, senior in mechanical engineering; Bob Valeo, May 2007 master's graduate in business administration; Ashok Reddy Varikuti, graduate student in computer science; and Naaz Yasmin, graduate student in accounting.

Amanda Brown, senior in electrical engineering, McLouth; Sean Cillessen,junior in mechanical engineering, Mulvane; Randy Golding, senior in mechanical engineering, Nickerson; Aaron Kaufmann, senior in biological and agricultural engineering, Oakley; Dana Sigle, senior in management, Osborne; Tyge Hess, senior in mechanical engineering, Scott City; ThomasTepe, senior in biological and agricultural engineering, Spearville; Jeff Woodward, senior in mechanical engineering, Topeka; Kristi Taggart, May 2007 bachelor's graduate in accounting, Wakarusa; and Kristen Seiwert,senior in public relations, Wichita.

From out-of-state: Caleb Kehoe, senior in nuclear engineering, Harrisonville, Mo.; Christopher Linnick, junior in nuclear engineering, Lee's Summit, Mo.; Amy Jackson, junior in elementary education, Houston, Texas.