At Pennoni, our intern and co-op program has been around for decades and continues to grow. Our own President and CEO, Dave DeLizza, started here as a co-op. From our civil site group to the accounting department, we have more than 40 interns and co-ops. During the program, they are exposed to projects, networking opportunities, and more. Our interns across our offices even had the opportunity to visit our Philadelphia headquarters last week for Pennoni’s Intern and Co-Op Palooza. The interns got the chance to network, eat Philadelphia’s famous Federal Donuts and Philly Pretzels, play games, and more.
In honor of National Intern Day, we’re highlighting a few of our interns across our offices, and will continue the celebration into next week with two more highlights. Meet our interns and co-ops:
State College, PA
Melanie Marie Boggs joined as an engineering technician intern in our structural group. She will be graduating from South Hills School of Business and Technology at the end of September and is thinking of specializing in Civil Engineering. Melanie has been exposed to numerous engineering support tasks including designs for multiple glued laminated timber (glulam) projects and assistance with pre-cast concrete projects.
Isaac Harbison is an engineering intern in our structural group. He is a rising senior at Penn State University and is studying Architectural Engineering, specializing in the structural field. He has dealt with many engineering support tasks including the design of precast columns, double tees, inverted tees, shear walls, and so much more. He has also been exposed to RigidPly Rafters pavilion designs and the analysis of those pavilions and structures. The highlight of these jobs so far is the Penn State parking garage. He is excited to design and analyze the components of this parking garage and be able to say that he helped design that structure.
Alexander Thomas Boone is an engineering intern in our structural group. He will be entering his senior year at Penn State University studying Architectural Engineering and is planning on specializing in the structural option. Throughout the past several weeks, Alexander was exposed to designing a multitude of structural aspects which included: concrete shear walls and double tees, wood trusses and arches, and steel tubes and I-Beams. He worked on a varying array of project sizes, from a simple barn entrance to a Federal Courthouse. Alexander has done a lot of design work on a parking garage being built on Penn State's campus.
Hampton Roads, VA
Harrison Lockard is a George Mason University senior studying civil engineering and a native of Virginia Beach. He is interning with Pennoni's land development group. Harrison has taken on several important tasks including assisting Norfolk State University with their parking issues, modifying conceptual site layouts, and producing as-built drawings.
Joel Schar is a rising junior in civil engineering at the University of Akron. His work for the Cleveland office has been setting up bridge sheets in MicroStation and AutoCad. He is also detailing bridge components such as reinforcing steel list and taking off quantities for construction estimates. He has enjoyed the hands-on experience with MicroStation and working with our bridge engineers.
Jamie Laning attends Delaware Technical Community College for a degree in information security with a certification in ethical hacking. He is currently working for IT Support responding to help desk tickets. Outside of work and school, he enjoys playing video games as well as building and fixing computers. As an accomplished Eagle Scout, he enjoys camping and hiking in his spare time.
Dennis Kennedy is a rising senior at the University of Delaware, majoring in civil engineering. Dennis is a summer intern working in the bridge group. He is currently working on assisting structural and traffic engineers with various bridge and highway projects and is looking forward to learning more about structural modeling and bridge inspection.
Michael Algert is a rising senior majoring in Civil Engineering at the University of Delaware. This summer he is working in the geotechnical group, where he assists with field work for various projects by performing standard penetration and infiltration tests and compiling the associated reports.
Grace Harr is an engineering intern working in the bridge group and is a rising junior at the University of Delaware majoring in Civil Engineering. Her role includes assisting with field inspections, reports, and bridge design. At school, she is a member of Alpha Omega Epsilon, Engineering and Technical Science Sorority as well as Club Triathlon.
Emily Forrest is a rising junior at the University of Delaware majoring in Civil Engineering while also studying Management Studies at the University of Maryland University College. Emily is an engineering intern this summer working with the bridge group assisting with field inspections, reports, and bridge design.
Yomna Ghanem is a junior majoring in Civil Engineering at University of Delaware. This summer she is assisting as a highway intern and is currently working on the pedestrian and roadway improvements for US 13 in Delaware. Yomna is looking forward to improving her MicroStation skills and learning more about highway design.
Megan Fisher is a rising senior at the University of Delaware, working toward her bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Megan is continuing her internship into the summer in the transportation group assisting on the pedestrian and roadway improvements for US 13 in Delaware. She holds an executive board position in the honor’s society, Chi Epsilon, and a chair position in the Engineering Sorority, Alpha Omega Epsilon.
Anthony Vincent Castellone joined as an engineering intern in our transportation group and is Division Manager Anthony Joseph Castellone’s son. He will be entering his junior year in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech and is thinking of specializing in computer engineering and/or software development. The past several weeks, Anthony has been exposed to a plethora of engineering support tasks which included: Data collection for Penn State’s campus-wide Lighting Study, Cashless Tolling quality control checks, CADD support for our PTC - NE Extension Sign Fabrication Details and field “shadowing” of our ITS inspection of PTC pre-entry Dynamic Message Signing.
Thomas Krock is a rising junior at Ohio Northern University where he studies civil engineering. His work for the Columbus office has been setting up bridge and roadway sheets in AutoCad. He is also detailing bridge components such as reinforcing steel list and taking off quantities for construction estimates. He has recently started to use MicroStation and enjoys the challenges that comes from learning the new platform.
Stay tuned for our next round of intern & co-op highlights!