New Summer Internship Program at Crane

Posted: Updated:
Pictured L-R:  Midshipmen Micheal Waldrop, Will Vincent, and Emily Bellavance. (photo courtesy Crane NSWC) Pictured L-R: Midshipmen Micheal Waldrop, Will Vincent, and Emily Bellavance. (photo courtesy Crane NSWC)

Five U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen are the first to participate in a new Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center summer internship program. Crane says the midshipmen will support the naval fleet in strategic missions.

Roger Callahan, a Functional Area Lead at NSWC Crane, helped to create the partnership with USNA. 

"In the spring of 2018, we connected with USNA faculty to gauge interest in combining efforts," says Callahan. "There were overlapping interests in creating internships for midshipmen as well as to form collaborative research and development opportunities. A year later, Crane was able to host five interns this summer."

Three of the new interns, studying STEM courses, completed their final projects and presented to Crane experts and leaders. Senior midshipman Michael Waldrop, who's studying nuclear engineering, plans to attend Nuclear Power School upon graduating. 

"This was an opportunity to see an application of professional engineering and to see what goes on behind the scenes," says Waldrop. "We were able to see how our fields of study are applicable. I worked with a great group of people at NSWC Crane; the staff was very intelligent and helpful. I learned skills and gained an appreciation for what the work being done for us and the warfighter."

Click here for more information. 

  • Perspectives

    • Circling Back on WeWork

      Back in July when we first discussed WeWork, this fast-growing but money-losing venture was one of the most talked-about IPOs in years. At that time, we noted that it was too early to say what would happen, but “it should be very interesting to watch it all play out.” Turns out, that was a massive understatement!



Company Name:
Confirm Email:
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections


  • Most Popular Stories

    • Photo courtesy of MutualBank

      MutualBank President Dies

      The President and Chief Operating Officer of Muncie-based MutalBank Pat Botts has died. In a statement on Facebook posted Sunday, the company said the passing was unexpected.

    • Artist rendering of proposed headquarters for Ruoff Home Mortgage in Fort Wayne.

      Ruoff to Build New HQ in Downtown Fort Wayne

      Fort Wayne-based Ruoff Home Mortgage has announced plans to build a $43 million corporate headquarters in downtown Fort Wayne. Plans call for a 110-thousand square foot, nine-story structure, at the corner of Ewing Street and Jefferson Boulevard. The building would include leasable office and retail space, as well as a parking garage. It would overlook Parkview Field, home of the Fort Wayne Tin Caps minor league baseball team. The company is currently located on...

    • Photo courtesy of Indiana Premium outlets

      Simon Announces New Name for Shopping Center

      Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG) has announced Edinburgh Premium Outlets will become Indiana Premium Outlets. The company says extensive enhancements are currently underway to reflect the new name and are slated for completion by Holiday 2019. 

    • (image provided by Purdue University)

      'PlaneEnglish' Technology Lands U.S. Air Force Funding

      Technology intended to help young pilots learn how to better communicate with air traffic controllers has caught the attention of the United States Air Force and earned the two Purdue University graduates, who developed the software, a $50,000 federal grant. The creators of the simulator technology PlaneEnglish have been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research award. 

    • FDA Approves Lilly Migraine Drug

      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given another approval for a drug from Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY). The approval of REYVOW is for the treatment of patients with acute migraines.