A primary objective of the Industrial Assessment Center program is to train and educate
energy engineers of the future. At any time, our center employs 1-3 graduate students and 4-10
Students work closely with faculty on teams making assessment visits to selected manufacturers
in our state. Each client receives a detailed report justifying recommendations on the basis
of a simple payback economic analysis.
Students are deeply involved in these plant assessments, recommendations, and reports.
Student Engineer Responsibilities
- students are paid employees
- undergraduates work 10 hrs/wk
- graduate students work 20 hrs/wk
- visit 3-4 client sites each semester (not more than one
- analyze energy saving opportunities for clients visited
- typically 2-4 recommendations per
student for each client
- document energy savings opportunities in
- learn and practice effective teamwork
- serve as lead student on an assessment
- but only after making
several client site visits
- lead students have
overall responsibility for site visit and
Minimum and Preferred Requirements
Students with at least 45 hrs of credit towards the engineering curriculum with
a minimum of 2.7/4.0 average (3.0/4.0 preferred).
Students must have passed ME 215 Thermodynamics with minimum grade of C (B or better is preferred).
Evidence of good communication and people skills.
(preferred) Participation in student groups such as ASME, IIE, ASHRAE, etc.
(preferred) Students who will be available for 3 semesters. We can work around Co-op semesters
Please send an email detailing your interest and qualifications, along with a resume, to one of us.
Please be sure to include local contact information and Campus-Wide ID number so that we can contact you for
- Keith A. Woodbury, Director
- David W. MacPhee, Assistant Director