Sabrina Ali, a recent WSU graduate, has been named as a student intern of the year by the American Society of Engineering Education’s Cooperative and Experiential Education Division.
She received a cash award and was invited to the group’s annual conference in Orlando, Florida this month to receive the national award.
Ali received her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with a minor in electrical engineering in December. During her time at WSU, she was active in the WSU student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, including as coordinator of the group’s industry mentor program. She also participated in undergraduate research, working on developing sensors for clothing and conducting trials.
During the summer of 2019, she worked as a process engineering Intern at Plexus Corp., at the Boise manufacturing facility, where she worked on a project to calibrate a new tool used for identification of harmful substances. In 2018, she worked as an electrical engineering intern at Hargis Engineers in Seattle, where she was exposed to the build-design industry. Through this internship, she was introduced to energy compliance, photometrics, fault studies and overcurrent protection.
After her graduation, Ali accepted a position as an Instrumentation and Controls Electrical Engineer at Enercon Services Inc., in Richland, WA.