Advanced Energy is excited to welcome Feliks Ciesielski as a motors and drives co-op through NC State University’s Cooperative Education Program. Feliks was born and raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and is a rising junior at NC State, where he is majoring in mechanical engineering.
Feliks’s interest in engineering began in high school, after he took a program in basic engineering through Project Lead the Way. He decided to pursue mechanical engineering because he appreciated its broad focus. When he started exploring co-op opportunities at NC State, Advanced Energy seemed like a great fit, allowing him to acquire skills that would complement what he has been learning in the classroom.
Feliks joined Advanced Energy and the motor lab last month and has been quickly learning the ropes from fellow co-op Thomas Hanson. In his new role, he is helping to handle, test and log motors. Overall, he will spend three rotations in the lab, gaining independence and additional responsibilities along the way.
In his spare time, Feliks enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, and he recently participated in the 2023 USA Ultimate D-I College Championships with NC State.
The co-op program is a win-win for all involved: Feliks gets hands-on experience he can use down the road, and the motors and drives team gets to mentor future engineers and continue to grow its work.