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Advanced Manufacturing Institute

Advanced Manufacturing Institute Expands Intern Program

(Manhattan, Kan. January 19, 2004) – The Advanced Manufacturing Institute at Kansas State University has expanded its intern program to include students from business, journalism and mass communications, architecture, and interior architecture and product design, as well as more graduate students.

The institute's internship program provides K-State students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience by working with experienced professionals on client projects in technology development, engineering, manufacturing, marketing and commercialization.

"Adding students from other academic disciplines has allowed us to increase our impact at K-State as we can now provide more students hands-on experience," said Brad Kramer, director of the Advanced Manufacturing Institute. "Students that participate in our program are more knowledgeable and productive upon graduation and are sought after by employers."

This semester, 40 K-State students have been selected to work as interns, including:

Calvin Banks, senior in mechanical engineering, Atchison; Arlen Walker, senior in mechanical engineering, Atwood; Jared Koch, junior in mechanical engineering, Axtell; Erin Hudson, junior in hotel and restaurant management, Buhler; Dean Herl, senior in industrial engineering, Colby; Steven Otte, junior in mechanical engineering, Herington; David Sattler, senior in mechanical engineering, Herndon; Dustin Jost, senior in mechanical engineering, Hillsboro; Scott Thiessen, senior in mechanical engineering, Inman; Cayle Harmon-Moore, senior in mechanical engineering, Johnson; Ross Duerksen, senior in mechanical engineering, Lehigh; Mike Hanson, senior in chemical engineering, Liberal; and Aaron Luthi, senior in mechanical engineering, Madison.

From Manhattan: Rein Herrman, senior in mechanical engineering; Margaret O'Connor, senior in marketing; Garrison Pierzynski, junior in chemical engineering; Geoff Spade, senior in mechanical engineering; Joshua Updyke, senior in mechanical engineering; and Robert Valeo, graduate student in business administration.

Aaron Lindh, senior in mechanical engineering, Marquette; Amanda Brown, junior in electrical engineering, McLouth; Sean Cillessen, junior in mechanical engineering, Mulvane; James Mevey, graduate student in electrical engineering, Norwich; Aaron Kaufmann, junior in biological and agricultural engineering, Oakley; Dana Sigle, junior in management, Osborne; Matthew Campbell, senior in mechanical engineering, Overland Park; Deric Hook, senior in mechanical engineering, Syracuse; Eric Pritz, senior in mechanical engineering, and Michael Rohr, senior in mechanical engineering, both of Topeka; Kristi Taggart, senior in accounting, Wakarusa; Jeff Taylor, senior in mechanical engineering, Wellsville; Chris Hamker, senior in mechanical engineering, and Christopher Hellman, senior in computer engineering, both of Wichita; Bryant Newby, senior in information systems, Winfield; and Jake Riffel, senior in mechanical engineering, Woodbine.

From out-of-state: Kelly Chang, graduate student in business administration, Atlanta, Ga.; Curtis Corcoran, senior in marketing, Sherrard, Ill.; Aaron Stutterheim, graduate student in architecture, Weston, Mo.; Adam Utecht, senior in mechanical engineering, Plainview, Neb.; and Amy Jackson, junior in elementary education, Houston, Texas.