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Another Great Day of US Intern Project Fair Presentations & Winner’s Circle

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The second day of the first virtual US Intern Project Fair was a huge success! We were proud to see the exciting projects from over 100 interns from a variety of business units. From the safety of their homes, interns who were expected to join our Houston and Fort Collins offices participated in the 2020 Virtual US intern project fairs on August 6th. Employees from around the world had a chance to engage with interns as they presented their summer-long projects. Interns across various parts of the organization and functions showcased lessons learned, next steps in project deliverables, and benefits in the short and long term. At the end of the fair, each employee voted for their three favorite presentations in the People’s Choice Award.

In addition to the project fair, a number of the interns signed up to present to a panel of judges for the Best In Class competition.

And now the Winner’s Circle!

In Houston, we had five winners total, one for People’s Choice and four Best In Class winners.

The People’s Choice Award goes to Supply Chain intern, Christine Luu (University of Houston), for her work on “Kaizen: Multiple Delivery Attempts.”

Best in Class, we had two categories: technical and business.

  • The 2nd place winner of the technical Best in Class award is Steven Cheng (Cypress Woods High School), for his project, “Simulating Attacks Against Orion.” 
  • Our 1st place technical Best in Class award goes to Laura Malcotti-Sanchez (University of Houston) and her project “Autonomous Leak Suction System.”
  • The 2nd place winner of the business Best in Class award is Michelle Heinrich (University of Texas), for her project “Transition to Power BI.”
  • Our 1st place business Best in Class award goes to Jassmine Carolina Gonzalez (University of Houston), and her project “Virtual Volunteering Toolkit.”

In Fort Collins, we had three winners!

  • The People’s Choice Award goes to Morgan Warner (Tennessee Technological University), for her work on “Tower, this is Falcon, Requesting a Flyby.”
  • Our 2nd place winner for Best in Class was Farzaneh Kadkhodaie Elyaderani (Colorado State University), and her project “Creating Sentinel Snapshot Report.”
  • In 1st place, we had Kaherdin Reed (Colorado State University), and their project “Hybrid Cloud Use Cases ft. Google Anthos.”

A big congratulations to all our winners (thus far) and to all our interns across Houston and Fort Collins. You all should be proud of the work you’re accomplishing in your internship, especially in the middle of a pandemic!

About the Author: 

Thao Nguyen, Software Technical Writer at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise companyThao Nguyen, Software Technical Writer at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise companyThao Nguyen has been a technical writer at Aruba since 2017. She has a demonstrated history of working in fast-paced environments. Skilled in editing, technical writing, and creative writing. Strong media and communication professional with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) focused in English with a concentration in Professional and Technical Writing from San Jose State University.  Before joining the Aruba team, she was an HR and content creation intern for sexual harassment prevention and awareness program in Seattle. 

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Desiree Chavez
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