2019 Internship Program


IACMI again hosted more than 40 interns for the 2019 summer internship program.

IACMI – The Composites Institute’s Intern Class of 2019 was made up of 42 students hosted at 17 member and partner locations across the United States.

Through the IACMI Internship Program, thought leaders and experts from partner companies, universities, and national laboratories mentored IACMI interns through collaborative research and development projects. Students played an integral part in advancing composites technical innovations in cutting-edge technology areas such as additive manufacturing (3D printing), robotic systems, and automated integration processes. All of the students furthered solutions to support manufacturing sustainability and efficiency.

Throughout the internship program, IACMI interns developed the technical and professional skillsets in preparation to present their summer research to more than 300 composites industry leaders and become leading professionals, themselves. Interns left the program both with having made an impact in advancing experimental research and gained skills that set them up for successful STEM careers.

To read more about the accomplishments of the IACMI Intern Class of 2019, click here.
Read each student’s biography below.

2019 IACMI Interns

NameHome University Host Location StateIACMI Host Location
Brayden AllerVanderbilt UniversityWAComposite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC)
Alexandra BantaAustin Peay State University TNOak Ridge National Laboratory
Kevin BlossfieldUniversity of Dayton Research InstituteMIIACMI Scale-Up Research Facility (SURF), managed by MSU
Ryan ClarkeMontana State UniversityCONational Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Zachary CookUniversity of Tenn., KnoxvilleTNUniversity of Tenn., Knoxville
Hayley CoughlinFordham UniversityTNUniversity of Tenn., Knoxville
Caroline EllisUniversity of Dayton Research InstituteOHUniversity of Dayton Research Institute
Samantha FordChatham UniversityTNUniversity of Tenn., Knoxville
Cole FranzUniversity of Tenn., KnoxvilleTNUniversity of Tenn., Knoxville
Javier GarciaUniversity of Texas, Rio Grande ValleyTNUniversity of Tenn., Knoxville
Dillon Garcia-WrightUniversity of Colorado, BoulderCOVartega
Joseph GauspohlUniversity of Tenn., KnoxvilleTNLocal Motors
Colby GilbertUniversity of Tenn,. KnoxvilleTNUniversity of Tenn., Knoxville
Logan GreenleePurdue UniversityOHAdditive Engineering Solutions (AES)
Leo Foster GreerUniversity of Tenn., KnoxvilleCOVartega
Taylor HamrickPellissippi State Community CollegeTN4X Technologies
William HenkenUniversity of Tenn., KnoxvilleTNLocal Motors
Liam HerreraUniversity of Dayton Research InstituteCONational Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Morgan JenkinsVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityTNOak Ridge National Laboratory
Colin KahlerPeninsula CollegeWAComposite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC)
Justin LaBelleMichigan State UniversityTNUniversity of Tenn., Knoxville
David LambertMichigan State UniversityWAComposite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC)
Bailey MillettUniversity of Tenn., KnoxvilleTNMichelman / University of Tenn., Knoxville
Kaitlyn NagelColorado School of MinesCOVartega
Christopher NashVanderbilt UniversityTNVanderbilt University / TPI Composites
Kailey NewcomeVanderbilt UniversityDE / TNDuPont / Vanderbilt University
Casey NicholsUniversity of North Carolina, CharlotteCONational Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Ryan OgleUniversity of Tenn., KnoxvilleTNUniversity of Tenn., Knoxville
Andrew PatchenUniversity of Tenn., KnoxvilleTNFord / Dow / University of Tenn., Knoxville
Tessa PattonUniversity of Tenn., KnoxvilleTNMichelman / University of Tenn., Knoxville
Sabrinna Rios RomeroHumboldt State UniversityTNUniversity of Tenn., Knoxville
Brian RobertsStony Brook UniversityTNUniversity of Tenn., Knoxville
Russell Alex RoweLamar UniversityTNLocal Motors
Robert SchicklingUniversity of Alabama, TulsaFLStructural Composites
Susan SchicklingUniversity of Tenn., KnoxvilleDE/TNDuPont / University of Tenn., Knoxville
Isaac SloanColorado State UniversityTNUniversity of Tenn., Knoxville
Jennifer SmithUniversity of TulsaMIIACMI Scale-Up Research Facility (SURF)
Samuel SmithPurdue University MIDuPont
Fiona SparksUniversity of Tenn., KnoxvilleTNIACMI Headquarters
Ryan SpencerUniversity of Tenn., KnoxvilleTNMichelman / University of Tenn., Knoxville
Logan UnserTennessee Technological UniversityCONational Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Tony WenteMichigan State UniversityDEDuPont