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Alpha’s Engineering Internships – Summer 2014

You may have seen some of our really amazing projects recently on Facebook, or maybe you’ve read up on the ways that Alpha team members are being recognized for their outstanding work and helping their communities.  But have you heard about Alpha’s ongoing commitment to mentoring upcoming engineering students?  This summer, the Dallas office has two engineering interns working in the geotechnical department.

Alpha Testing, Inc. - Sarah Guarduno - Geotechnical Intern Summer 2014

Sarah Garduño

Sarah Garduño is a recent graduate of New Mexico State University, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.  Come fall, she’ll begin pursuing her Master’s degree, also at NMSU.  Sarah is a member of the ASCE Engineers Without Borders, a “nonprofit humanitarian organization established to support community-driven development programs worldwide” (EWB-USA 2014).  She has a passion for engineering and the construction industry, passed down to her from her father.  Besides engineering, Sarah loves the great outdoors, and kayaks at Lake Grapevine.


Alpha Testing, Inc. - James Darling - Summer Geotechnical Intern 2014

James Darling

James Darling is an industrial engineering student at Oklahoma State University.  A National Merit finalist, James is working alongside his Alpha mentor Blain Lehman.  His work at Alpha includes preparing drilling site plans, staking drill sites, and handling drill tests.  When not getting up close and personal with the muddier side of Alpha’s work, James reads and pursues his interest in philosophy.  He is also percussively talented and plays the snare drum on the OSU Drumline.

Do you know any promising engineering students looking for a great opportunity for in-depth, hands-on experience in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, or San Antonio?  Tell them to contact Jeff Wilt.

Janish – Crunch Time Specialist

Tony Janish - Alpha Testing - SMU Senior Project 2014Tony Janish, PE, and his SMU Senior Engineering Project team have worked all year together, both at SMU and at the Alpha offices (shown).  The engineering students have chosen to design a water retention dam “somewhere in east Texas”, using hydrologic data and subsurface information to recommend methods to create a stable dam feature based on cost effective design.  Graduation is almost here, and that has redefined crunch time!  We wish the team well, and congratulates them on their achievements to date!  Want more on the SMU engineering program? (Click here). If you are interested in participating in the mentoring program, request more information here.

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