Walden is pleased to announce that Jenna Corti has joined our team as an engineering intern through New York State’s Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) program. In addition, Matt Krumholtz is extending his initial engineering internship with Walden. Both Corti and Krumholtz are located in the Hudson Valley office. The entire Walden team is excited to welcome them and looks forward to working with both Jenna and Matt on our renewable energy, energy efficiency, and environmental engineering work.
Corti, from Greenwood Lake, NY, is a junior at State University of New York (SUNY) New Paltz working towards her Mechanical Engineering degree. While attending SUNY New Paltz, her favorite course so far has been Finite Element Analysis. She enjoyed expanding on the concepts of material strength and behavior while analyzing deformation and change in various systems. Her favorite project in this course was the structural design and analysis of a three-phase electricity transmission tower. Using MATLAB and Finite Element Analysis software, the structural integrity of the system was analyzed in analytical and 3D models, then compared. Also on campus, she is the president of the Engineering Club and a sustainability ambassador with their Office of Sustainability.
For Jenna’s Senior Design projects, she is working on a Stirling Engine; which can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G3jXvnVr5c.
Jenna describes their Beta Stirling Engine as consisting of a single piston-cylinder powering an electric generator by the temperature differential of the heat sink and heat source. The heat source is solar radiation through the use of a parabolic mirror. Her groups’ investigation of a solar-powered Stirling engine is significant to their understanding of thermodynamics, kinematics, finite element analysis, and electric power generation. Their group is well underway with this renewable energy approach and will provide them with helpful insight as they begin their engineering careers.
Jenna also explored Food Processing Pollution while doing undergrad work in Graphic Design: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FknCRxBN2hQ.
During her free time, Jenna enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and spending time with her family and friends. She is a great addition to Walden.
Jenna joins several other past interns including Matthew Krumholtz, from Wappingers Falls, NY. Krumholtz is a junior at SUNY New Paltz, working towards his mechanical engineering degree. He performed so well in his initial internship work that Walden extended his stay and we are pleased to have him on board for another term – adding to the diversity and project experiences that Matt will gain.
Jenna and Matt are two of Walden’s engineering interns through New York State’s Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) program. This NYSERDA program focuses on facilitating student opportunities to work and learn within clean energy businesses or organizations that are active in the clean energy sector, renewable energy, solar, energy storage, and distribution. This will include energy efficiency audits and investigations, solar and energy storage feasibility studies, and other related research and development topics focusing on applications in the water, wastewater, and solid waste industries. Walden is pleased to involve Corti and Krumholtz in these types of projects and to contribute to the advancement of these options for our clients and communities.
Walden’s partnership in the NYSERDA internship program is now well established and will continue into 2023. Walden will continue to offer these purposeful internships to excellent and hard-working students and is now seeking candidates for the Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 semesters. If you are interested in similar engineering internship opportunities, please contact Walden today. Walden will continue our focus on providing interested internship candidates the best opportunities for experience and inspiration through the NYSERDA programs and other internship opportunities.