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Advanced Manufacturing Institute

Advanced Manufacturing Institute Selects Fall Interns

(Manhattan, Kan., August 23, 2007) – The Advanced Manufacturing Institute at Kansas State University has selected 34 students to serve as interns during the fall 2007 semester.

The institute's internship program allows students to advance their knowledge and skills through hands-on experience with client projects.

In the last decade, the Advanced Manufacturing Institute has mentored more than 400 interns, according to Brad Kramer, institute director. Internship opportunities are available for students in engineering, product design, business, journalism and mass communications, computer science and various other majors.

"The projects I've worked on at the Advanced Manufacturing Institute have taught me valuable skills that I can use in my final year of school and in my career," said Garrison Pierzynski, an intern and a junior in chemical engineering, Manhattan. "The Advanced Manufacturing Institute has allowed me to gain a thorough knowledge of industrial processes and has exposed me to experiences that aren't taught in the classroom."

Also serving as fall Advanced Manufacturing Institute interns are:

Zachary Hein, senior in mechanical engineering, Andale; 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 Gach, senior in mechanical engineering, Kansas City, Mo.; Kyle Warren, senior 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; Scott Thiessen, senior in mechanical engineering, Inman; Cayle Harmon-Moore, senior in mechanical engineering, Johnson; Ryan Malec, senior in marketing, Junction City; Mike Hanson, senior in chemical engineering, Liberal; Brandon Blawusch, graduate student in accounting, Louisburg; Connor Griffith, junior in electrical engineering, Lyndon.

From Manhattan: Kelly Chang, graduate student in business administration; Dean Herl, senior in industrial engineering; Mark Miller, senior in mechanical engineering; Joshua Updyke, senior in mechanical engineering; and Ashok Reddy Varikuti, graduate student in computer science.

Aaron Lindh, senior in mechanical engineering, Marquette; 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; and Thomas Tepe, senior in biological and agricultural engineering, Spearville.

From out of state: Curtis Corcoran, senior in marketing, Sherrard, Ill.; Caleb Kehoe, senior in nuclear engineering, Harrisonville, Mo.; Christopher Linnick, junior in nuclear engineering, Lee's Summit, Mo.; Brian Long, graduate student in business administration, Albuquerque, N.M.; and Amy Jackson, junior in elementary education, Houston, Texas.