Ethan Thai ’21


Electrical Engineering

Project Title

Electrical Engineering and Design of High-Rate Recharging Vehicles

Presentation Link

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Certificate(s): Technology and Society

My internship provided an opportunity to connect the electrical engineering topics of circuitry, devices and energy storage to the environment of a company. I worked on a project concerning battery management and other energy-storage systems. I learned and practiced financial modeling for the business, and I learned how to apply technical research in a business setting. Furthermore, I got the chance to work closely with mechanical engineers to see the different components of a single project. Being in a small team, the contributions I made to the financial analysis felt meaningful and clear in their importance to the company. Getting insight into how engineers work in the world of industry, especially in a small-business setting, made me want to pursue more courses at the intersection of business and engineering, and work in industry in the future.

Internship Year


Project Category

New Energy Future


Lightening Energy - Dover, New Jersey


Eric Materniak, Energy Systems Manager, Lightening Energy