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Internship provides hands-on experience for university students

August 26, 2020   by Don Horne

Nothing compares to hands-on experience, and one manufacturer is once again including summer interns to provide them real-world knowledge to go along with their university education.

Smart-Hose Technologies once again brought on three engineering students for summer internships. Kyle Ward, Nick Bromley, and Emily Poprik – all enrolled at Penn State University – were given a hands-on opportunity to experience cutting edge manufacturing operations as a complement to their academic studies.

“It was a pleasure to have the interns here at Smart-Hose Technologies,” says Bill Horan, director of engineering. “We hope they enjoyed the time spent, and further developed their skills and confidence in working with real-world applications.”

The interns performed product testing, research and data evaluation, inspections, test reports, and analytical analysis for the company’s production processes. Smart-Hose Technologies produces passive, integrated safety hose assemblies, break-away hose assemblies, and break-away adapter/coupler products for industrial transfer applications.


As with any manufacturing facility, the interns were supervised by engineers with an eye to ensure safety and a safe environment for all.




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