Advanced Energy is happy to welcome Hannah Teeters as a motors and drives co-op through North Carolina State University’s Cooperative Education Program. Hannah grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, and is currently a sophomore at NC State, where she studies industrial and systems engineering.
Hannah has long enjoyed science and math, and as she got underway at NC State, she realized she wanted to apply these interests to improving and optimizing systems and processes. When it came time to select a co-op position, Advanced Energy seemed like a great fit. Hannah would be able to learn about optimizing electric motors while broadening her knowledge of mechanical and electrical engineering.
Hannah joined Advanced Energy just a few weeks ago, but she has already been immersed in the day-to-day activities of the motor lab. She is helping to handle, test and log motors while learning the ropes from Travis Kiser, a former co-op turned intern, and Ronnie Alford, motor lab coordinator. After spending this semester in the lab, Hannah will return to her coursework in the spring before completing two more rotations at Advanced Energy. Along the way, she will gain independence and new work opportunities.
In her spare time, Hannah enjoys swimming and working out.
The co-op program is a win-win for all involved: Hannah gains hands-on experience that she can take and apply in the future (she hopes to eventually work in medical and health systems engineering), and the motors and drives team gets to mentor future generations of engineers while having additional support to grow its work.