Student Scholar 2014
Josh Schmidt is from Rocklin, CA and is a senior studying Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University. During the summer of 2013 Josh interned at SkyCraft airplanes where he helped the startup company manufacture the very first planes being sold by the company (...where he helped the startup company manufacture their very first planes on the market). The following summer, Josh interned at Valero Energy Corporation at their Benicia, CA refinery. His projects included repairing a service line, increasing pump performance, and installing permanant filters for the process. In addition to his internships, Josh has also worked as the Student Assistant to the Director of the Weidman Center for Global Leadership where he helped further the impact of the center, researched leadership education, and helped start the Leadership Lectures Series within the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology. He also has worked as a Research Assistant developing ways to measure ultra-high temperatures using radiative heat transfer methods. Josh hopes to continue his education and get his Master's degree in either Mechanical Engineering, Business Adminstration, or both through the MS/MBA joint program. When he has completed his education, he hopes to be an influential leader in the technical workplace. Josh loves being outdoors, playing sports, and hiking with his wife. He is also excited to be (become) a father to his unborn child who he is expecting in November 2014.
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