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Undergrad Students Work on Projects for Boeing

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Copyright 2008 Boeing

Copyright 2008 Boeing

Cogswell Polytechnical College is the place to be if you want to begin building a professional resume while still in college. One of the options available to students is to apply to work on the Boeing Project Team and gain valuable real-world experience while being paid.

Students who are selected, work under the supervision of faculty and attend regularly scheduled meetings with Boeing Project Managers. Team members are expected to discuss issues and find solutions to problems encountered during the task, meet the deadlines and project specifications set by Boeing and provide routine status reports on their work.

Cogswell is involved in two types of projects with the Boeing Company – developing animation scenarios that visualize the employment of new technologies in several areas of aircraft operations and developing virtual environments using game engines for real time simulation of unmanned vehicles. The College has created the Engineering Simulation and Animation Laboratory (ESAL) to work on projects for Boeing and other companies. The Lab employs both artists and engineers.

Work done through ESAL is held to the same high standards that other contractors for Boeing must meet. Cogswell is pleased to have been recognized by Boeing as one of its 2008 Silver Performance Excellence Award recipients.

Learn more about working in the ESAL.

A video of one of the finished projects is available on Cogswell’s Facebook page. To get updates on our latest videos, become a Fan of Cogswell!

-Bonnie Phelps, Dean of Institutional Advancement