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News release prepared by: Katie Cox, 785-532-7044

Friday, Aug. 27, 2010


MANHATTAN -- The internship program at Kansas State University' s Advanced Manufacturing Institute gives students a head start on their career by providing hands-on experience working on challenging projects with engineering and business professionals.

The paid internship program is available to K-State undergraduate and graduate students. It offers a flexible work schedule. During the school year, interns plan their work schedule around their classes and can work up to 20 hours per week.

"Working at AMI has been a great experience," said Spencer Kaufman, junior in mechanical engineering, Dodge City. "The knowledge and experience I have gained has given me a competitive advantage and is helping me prepare for life after college."

Also serving as Advanced Manufacturing Institute interns this semester are:

Keith Simmons, senior in mechanical engineering, Erie; Liz Sullivan, senior in mass communications, Leawood; Jennifer Sebree, master' s student in business administration, Manhattan; Roger Keyes, senior in mechanical engineering, McLouth; Brian Busenitz, junior in mechanical engineering, Newton; Andrew Doll, senior in chemical engineering, Norwich; Emily Loughary, master' s student in business administration, Paxico; Jacob Benteman, senior in mechanical engineering, Waterville; and Katie Cox, senior in marketing, Wichita.

From out of state: Josh Ogle, junior in biological systems engineering, Hopkins, Mo.

The Advanced Manufacturing Institute is a part of the K-State College of Engineering. It is a Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation Center of Excellence that helps clients develop products and processes, and supports technology development in Kansas. More information on the institute is available online at