Providing hands-on experience for future engineers while working with UNH students
Durham, N.H., June 20, 2017 -- The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance solutions for the networking industry, has received generous donations from the following industry partners Fidelity, Dell, HPE, Liberty Mutual, QA Cafe, Verizon, Senet, MACOM, and Alexander Technology Group to support the continuation of the UNH-IOL High School Summer Internship program, HighTech Bound. This year’s donations are contributing to the building blocks of the educational growth for young professionals from around the country whom, through their impressive applications, have been chosen to take part in the 6-week summer internship.
This year marks the twelfth year of the program and with this year’s sponsorship support, the UNH-IOL will host twelve students. HighTech Bound is a unique opportunity for high school juniors entering their senior year to gain experience working in the laboratory with dedicated mentors. Each day participants benefit from hands-on experience working with the latest technologies and using products from companies around the world as well as preparing for an education in the technology field. The HighTech Bound program is designed to investigate emerging technologies, research potential solutions, gain interpersonal communications skills, and much more.
“It is an exciting time in STEM education as we prepare the next generation of innovative thinkers and doers. Thanks to our sponsors and their support, we can provide a group of highly motivated students the ability to work hands on with UNH students and staff mentors while gaining experiences that will position them for success in their next steps after high school,” says Erica Johnson, Director of the UNH-IOL. “This is critical in order to increase the number of skilled workforce that is in high demand by our local tech industry.”
HighTech Bound is a stepping stone for students interested in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering in hopes of attending the University of New Hampshire following High School. The continuation of employment with the UNH-IOL is highly encouraged throughout students’ college career. Employees supplement their academic training by operating, testing and actually improving real products from local companies and Fortune 500 companies. They continue to use cutting edge equipment and technologies on a daily basis to solve tough and relevant real-world problems, gaining extensive experience that often translates into a smooth transition from college into the job market.
Visit the UNH-IOL HighTech Bound website for more information regarding the program and to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
About the UNH-IOL
The UNH-IOL is dedicated to being the world's premier data networking resource. Beginning in 1988, the UNH-IOL has built a multimillion dollar testbed and developed testing solutions to help companies efficiently and cost effectively deliver products to market. UNH-IOL’s services fit the needs of the market, while maintaining broad, comprehensive interoperability and conformance testing of networking, data, telecommunications, and storage products. The industry relies on UNH-IOL’s extensive staff experience, standards-bodies participation, 28,000+ square foot facility, and 100+ students who represent the future of interoperability testing and verification.
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