Juny 15, 2018 Source: 4M RMX Website

Photo caption: Left to right: Josh Brady (mentor), Mary Daffron (mentee), Trenton Bullman (mentee), Jonathan Ford (mentor)

4M and RMX are participating for a second year in IACMI’s internship program by hosting three college students as interns in the coming months.

Aaron Sink, from Pellissippi State Community College, along with Mary Daffron and Trenton Bullman from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, joined RMX in May to work as interns under the mentorship of RMX engineers, scientists, and research technicians.

“IACMI’s program encourages involvement from some of the most gifted and talented students in the composites and materials space. They bring enthusiasm and a hunger for knowledge to work every day,” said Truman Bonds, President, at RMX. RMX is glad to participate in the internship for a second year, and IACMI is proud to have RMX as a member with a strong workforce development focus.

When asked for a few comments on what they hope to gain from the program with RMX, Mary replied that she “hopes to gain a better understanding of the carbon fiber process and learn more about mechanical design.” Trent hopes “to gain practical research and engineering skills to further my career.”

“RMX continues to support workforce development initiatives, such as IACMI’s internship program, to develop the growth of engineers and technicians in the composites industry,” said Joannie Harmon Heath, IACMI’s Workforce Manager. “We are appreciative of the time and dedication they continue to provide to our interns. They were one of the first companies to pilot industry member sponsorship of interns in 2017.  As a result of working in partnership with them, the opportunity to sponsor IACMI interns is now open to all 160+ of IACMI’s members for the 2018 program.”

RMX is engaged in workforce development with IACMI through several sources. RMX technicians have completed training courses through the IACMI membership, and RMX continues to support educational tours, community college and university tours and community outreach to encourage participation in the composites industry workforce.

Learn more about the IACMI interns at RMX/4M here.

Learn more about the IACMI internship program here.