In December the engineering and technology department highlighted student hard work during their internships, starting with Mohammad Fahim Shahriar ’18, mechanical engineering technology major and his energy services internship at Con Edison.

Shahriar was assigned the task of providing a better configuration design for the existing reverse osmosis treatment in the Con Edison east river generating station. The examination was conducted with an on-field case study that involved computer-aided designs and were later submitted for approval and possible implementation by officials at the company. During the summer this also included the steam pipe explosion in the Flatiron District of Manhattan.

“The hands-on training was the best part of the internship,” said Shahriar. “Being able to troubleshoot engineering construction and reconstruction helped my experience with building extensive case studies and gave me experiences I can utilize in my career”

Interns ensured all updates to the manufacturing process were statistically proven before being implemented to avoid any risk of defective hardware or pause in production that could affect output.

“The internships supplement classroom learning, and add valuable experience for the students,” remarked Dr. Hossein Rahemi, engineering and technology chair. “That’s part of the valuable experience of our futureproof education.”