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Cooperative education students awarded
Three earn new honor
Three Trine University seniors received Cooperative Education Achievement Awards May 5 from the Trine Office of Career Services in recognition of the completion of their internships with regional companies.
The award testifies to the completion of program requirements for CO 453 in an exemplary manner by demonstrating time management skills, maturity, professionalism and dedication while progressing academically and in the work environment. Students who complete the program have chosen to delay graduation in order to gain experience in their chosen field, showing a commitment to their future profession and education.
Austen Davenport, a design engineering technology major from Fort Wayne, completed four work sessions with Zimmer in Warsaw, where supervisors complimented his energy and diligence in completing projects, communication, attention to detail, abilities in 3-D CAD modeling and professional demeanor.
Stephen Otts, a mechanical engineering major from Angola, earned a full-time position at Beckman Coulter in Indianapolis through an internship with international firm Regal Beloit. He conducted a fund-raising event at Regal Beloit in addition to displaying leadership, creativity, and an ambitious work ethic as an intern. He maintained a GPA above 3.0 at Trine, and participated in Kappa Sigma fraternity and Student Ambassadors.
Stephanie Utendorf, a chemical engineering major from Angola, will work for Cooper Tire and Rubber Company after completing an internship with the company. Her Cooper supervisor complimented her strong communication skills in presenting and explaining her work. She has maintained a GPA above 3.3 at Trine while participating in Christian Campus House, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Society of Women Engineers, and the residence life program.