Monday, August 18, 2014
OU Mechanical Engineering student awarded ‘best overall’ intern at JCI
By Stephanie Sokol
OU Mechanical Engineering student Vincent Seefried was honored “best overall” at the Johnson Controls Inc. Intern Expo, for his achievements with the company.
Out of 31 interns working at the company this summer, Seefried was the only one from OU.
“The engineering graphics and CAD course at Oakland prepared me to use use Catia V5 for part and assembly design,” Seefried said. “This background allowed me to develop different tools and fixturing for conducting tests at JCI.”
Seefried started working with JCI’s Plymouth location through SECS last February, and began his full-time summer internship on April 28.
His focus there was on integrating a digital image correlation system into the Technology and Advanced Development (T&AD) group. He also said he worked to reduce variability in test set ups and camera calibration by creating fixtures and work instructions for those processes.
Through his display, Seefried showcased that research, as well as illustrating the experimental dome testing fixture that OU students designed for JCI and its value to the JCI teams.
“After the expo there were different awards handed out for best presenter, most innovative, intern's choice, and best overall. I was honored to receive the award for best overall, for displaying what I have accomplished here at JCI,” Seefried said.
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