Daniel Stanley, 2018, Electrical Engineering

I spent the summer as an intern at Lightening Energy. Coming into the internship, I was not sure what to expect, but hoped that my experience would give me a better idea of what it would be like to work in industry as an electrical engineer. At Lightening, I worked on a prototype robot with some basic autonomous features including line following and object avoidance. The robot was controlled by a microcontroller that we programmed and was connected to a variety of sensors and outputs such as ultrasonic distance sensors, bluetooth communication, indicator LEDs, and an LCD display screen. Besides this main project, I also spent time helping out with other projects focused on mechanical engineering. Overall, my experience at Lightening allowed me to explore the idea of working in industry and will help me make a more informed decision about what I want to do after graduation.