July 21st, 2020
This summer, QorTek, Inc. welcomed its 20th class of summer interns, its largest to date, to the company for a unique professional experience.
Since 2000, QorTek has recruited multiple summer interns and Co-op students to work alongside their innovative and passionate engineers in support of various DoD and NASA contracts aimed at advanced materials and power electronic system solutions.
QorTek is proud to announce this year’s summer intern and co-op class to have included the following young creative minds:
- Colleen Carroll, Electrical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology
- Patrick Ferguson, Business/Marketing, Pennsylvania College of Technology
- Jacob Gualtieri, Computer Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology
- Lane Guanciale, Electrical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology
- Jared Hurd, Mechanical Engineering, Grove City College
- Wylyn McCullough, Materials Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
- Alexander Olds, Electrical Engineering, Rochester Insitute of Technology
- Zakaria Osman, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Pennsylvania College of Technology
- Zachary Phillips, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Pennsylvania College of Technology
- Joe Salamone, Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
- Charlie Stevens, Mechanical Engineering, Rochester Insitute of Technology
- Paul Stoudt, Materials Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
- Devin Watson, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Pennsylvania College of Technology
- Jon Watts, Computer Engineering, Pennsylvania College of Technology
- Kevin White, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Pennsylvania College of Technology
Features of the Program:
Each intern has been assigned a mentor for the summer and has had the opportunity to work hands-on designing and developing the next generation of advanced materials and power electronic systems. The summer program includes weekly lunch seminars on advanced technology to expand their knowledge base on the core efforts of QorTek. In addition, many interns will have had the opportunity to write report sections and to participate in weekly/monthly meetings with key program sponsors at the Navy, NASA, MDA, DARPA, and other government agencies. The interns are located and working at either QorTek’s Corporate HQ and Power Systems Center located in Linden, PA, or at QorTek’s Advanced Materials Center located in State College, PA.
“I am excited to welcome these folks to the team and enable them to contribute to their projects, learn more about their fields, grow as professionals, and have fun!”
–Roman Scicchitano, QorTek Power Electronics Engineer and Internship Coordinator
“QorTek’s Summer Intern/Co-op program has been a constant at QorTek for the last 20 years and serves as an invaluable resource to our engineering teams in support of our corporate objectives. QorTek is excited to have the opportunity to work with these young creative minds as they prepare for their careers in advanced materials and power electronics. In fact, nearly 75% of our current full-time staff started their QorTek careers as interns and have effectively transitioned themselves into leadership positions enabling the continued growth of the company.”
–Ross Bird, QorTek President
The summer internship and co-op program is a synergistic effort benefiting both student interns and QorTek employees which form the foundation of the collaborative work environment that thrives throughout the company.
QorTek is a world leader in smart material devices and high-density power electronics, innovating, developing, and providing quality solutions to a diverse array of customers including defense, space, aerospace, industrial, medical, automotive and oil and gas exploration. The dedicated and experienced team is committed to creatively advancing technology to promote sustainable business growth, driven by dynamic engineering enabled by advanced science and technology.