Student Summer Internships
ACEP Utility Student Internships 2020

The ACEP Utility Student Internship program is on its second year running for summer 2020. The Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) and participating utilities/organizations selected a total of 10 students to work on identified energy research projects. Several of the interns are enrolled in University of Alaska electrical and mechanical engineering degree programs; the other three students are enrolled in a computer engineering program at Purdue University, a mechanical engineering degree at Seattle Pacific University and a master's degree program in Sustainable Energy Systems at Imperial College London. As part of their preparatory work, the students successfully completed the Alaska Energy Utility Lecture Series, a 1-credit hour course through UAF Bristol Bay Campus, during the 2020 spring semester.  Immediately preceding the internship, the students attended a 5-day Microgrid Boot Camp, an intensive training course focusing on the resources, technologies and operations of Alaska's wide range of microgrid energy systems.

Find the 2020 intern project highlights in the news here.

For more information, please contact Heike Merkel at hmerkel@alaska.edu
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Josiah Alverts

Major: Mechanical Engineering -- UAF

Participating Partner(s): Alaska Power & Telephone (AP&T) (Eagle)

FINAL PROJECT  |  VODCAST

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Logan Borger

Major: Mechanical Engineering -- UAF

(Yakutat, Fairbanks, Foggy Island Bay)

FINAL PROJECT  |  VODCAST

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Abigail Leigh

Major: Mechanical Engineering -- UAF

Participating Partner(s): Matanuska Electric Association (MEA) (Healy)

FINAL PROJECT  |  VODCAST

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Jack Rodman

Major: Computer Engineering -- Purdue University

Participating Partner(s): 60Hertz (Anchorage, AVEC Villages)

FINAL PROJECT  |  VODCAST

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Kim Swedberg

Major: Electrical Engineering with Computer Science concentration -- UAF

Participating Partner(s): Eaton Corporation (Eielson Air Force Base)

FINAL PROJECT  |  VODCAST

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Jordan Barde

Major: Mechanical Engineering -- Seattle Pacific University

Participating Partner(s): Copper Valley Electric Association (CVEA) (Valdez)

FINAL PROJECT  |  VODCAST

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Trisha Jimmie

Major: Mechanical Engineering -- UAA

Participating Partner(s): Doyon Utilities (Fort Wainwright)

FINAL PROJECT (not published; sensitive data)  |  VODCAST

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Matt Moses

Major: Mechanical Engineering & Math -- UAA

Participating Partner(s): Taġiuġmiullu Nunamiullu Housing Authority (TNHA) (Utqiaġvik)

FINAL PROJECT  |  VODCAST

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Christian Seekins

Major: Electrical Engineering; Minor: Math/Applied Business -- UAF

Participating Partner(s): Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) (Fairbanks)

FINAL PROJECT  |  VODCAST

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Ilya Turchaninov

Major: Biological Sciences and Fisheries -- UAA

Participating Partner(s): CASES Project(Galena)

FINAL PROJECT  |  VODCAST