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Advanced Manufacturing Institute

AMI Selects Fall Interns

(Manhattan, Kan. September 9, 2008) – The Advanced Manufacturing Institute at Kansas State University has selected 21 students to serve as fall 2008 interns.

The institute provides K-State undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to gain hands-on experience through its paid internship program. The internships are an opportunity for students to be mentored by professionals in their area of interest, meet potential employers and enjoy a flexible work schedule, all while attending K-State.

Internships are available in engineering, business, communications and product design.

Sean Cillessen, a senior in mechanical engineering, Mulvane, has worked on a variety of projects in his two years as an intern at the Advanced Manufacturing Institute. One of his larger responsibilities included designing, building and testing a metal bonding machine for Cessna.

"With the Advanced Manufacturing Institute being in the consulting field, it afforded me the opportunity to practice in several fields of engineering ranging from structural analysis to fluid mechanics and heat transfer, helping to strengthen my education," Cillessen said.

Fall interns at the Advanced Manufacturing Institute also include:

Erin Hudson, senior in hotel and restaurant management, Buhler; Tyler Jelinek, senior in mechanical engineering, Danville; Robert Debes, senior in mechanical engineering, Dodge City.

From Greater Kansas City: Chris Dawson, graduate student in business administration, and Kyle Warren, senior in mechanical engineering, both of Lenexa; and Matthew Campbell, graduate student in mechanical engineering, Overland Park.

Alyssa Williams, senior in graphic design, Harper; Kristin Alstatt, graduate student in business administration, Hays; Trevor Fousek, sophomore in mechanical engineering, Leavenworth; Connor Griffith, senior in electrical engineering, Lyndon; Sushma Chitturi, graduate student in computer science, and Kranthi Nuthi, graduate student in computer science, both of Manhattan.

Dana Sigle, senior in management, Osborne; Tyge Hess, senior in mechanical engineering, Scott City; Briana Jackson, senior in public relations; Topeka; Jacob Benteman, sophomore in mechanical engineering, Waterville; and Erin Rasmussen, senior in marketing and international business, Wichita.

From out of state: Christopher Linnick, junior in nuclear engineering, Lee's Summit, Mo.; Brian Long, graduate student in business administration, Albuquerque, N.M.; and John Schaaf, senior in chemical engineering, Spring City, Pa.