• Manuel Losada (Electrical Engineering)

    Manuel Losada (Electrical Engineering)

    Where did you intern? 

I interned at Savannah River National Laboratory in Aiken, South Carolina

  • How did you get your internship? 

I got my internship by applying to the MSIPP program, for minority engineers seeking internships in national laboratories.

  • What did you do there? What projects did you work on? 

I was a research and development engineer, working on the inspection of the H-Canyon Exhaust tunnel. Specifically, I worked on the integration of the inertial measurement unit into a sensor suite so that the robot’s position could be tracked while it is inside the tunnel.

  • What was the coolest thing about your internship or that happened during your internship?

The coolest thing was getting to work with Chris and Connor, graduate students from the University of Texas, who taught me a tremendous amount. Also, traveling to Savannah, Georgia, with fellow interns Sebastian, Tristen, and Ryan was very rewarding.

  • What advice do you have for those beginning the internship process? 

My advice for those starting the internship process is to make sure you will be going out there to continue the work you are currently doing.

  • What did you like most about your experience?

I loved the fact that I was doing very technical work and was trusted and given really good challenges related to robotics, which is my passion.

  • What did you learn about yourself? 

I learned that I am pretty good at learning things on the fly.

  • How did the position increase your professional confidence? 

This position increased my professional confidence tremendously because I had to learn something completely new, programming in using the ROS framework, and picking up a new scripting language (python).


Tags: ,