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SWOSU Student Participates in FAA Internship

Riley Smith, an engineering technology senior from Arnett, participated in a 2021 summer internship at the Federal Aviation Administration’s Flight Operations Simulation Laboratory. 

While there, Smith was able to become involved in tasks such as setting up computers for flight simulations and fabricating items in machine shops.  The fabrication projects were aimed to support a rack of computers that run the simulations.  He also created CAD drawings and made 3D models to enhance the safety when using the simulators.

Riley said the experience had great impact on him as he learned how work is done in the professional world. 

“The experience of working with a team will be of great benefit in the future,” Smith said.

The internship was sponsored by the NASA Oklahoma Space Grant consortium and facilitated by SWOSU affiliate representative Madeline Baugher.