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Ryan, Mechanical Engineering

University of Cincinnati, Senior

"The tasks in our engineering department are fairly routine but nonetheless valuable to the company.  Ryan shows excellent engagement on assignments; completes them quickly and accurately. He is dependable and he has “saved the day” on numerous jobs for me personally and for various departments in the company."
Jim Hook, Lead Engineer

What brought you to VEGA?

The engineering co-op program through the University of Cincinnati. 

What are your daily tasks at VEGA?

Completing engineering change notices (ECNs) and working with a team of engineers to a design a new product line. Other daily tasks include 3-D modeling in CREO, updating drawings, designing, prototyping and testing parts, and brainstorming new ideas. 

Are you working on any special projects?

My current project is designing a new product line. My previous projects include designing a hinge adapter for radiometric source holder carrier rods and designing a 5 pt. source carrier assembly using compression-fitting connections for a customer-specific project. 

What is your biggest accomplishment at VEGA?

Designing the source carrier assembly for the customer-specific project. 

What is your favorite class?

Machine Design because it took what I had learned in previous classes such as Statics, Kinematics and Kinetics, and Solid mechanics, and applied them to Machine Design. 

What about this internship challenges you the most?

Managing multiple projects and tasks at once.

What is the last show you binge watched?

Stranger Things

What is your favorite quote?

"I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan

What is the most embarrassing song you have on your phone?

"White and Nerdy" - Weird Al Yankovic

Hiring Process

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