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Gerstell students intern at aerospace company

Land Sea Air Manufacturing vice president engineering Ed Sorrel instructs Gerstell students Conger Wraase and Hannah Seeley on the use of CATIA, during their engineering internship. - Original Credit: Submitted Photo
Land Sea Air Manufacturing vice president engineering Ed Sorrel instructs Gerstell students Conger Wraase and Hannah Seeley on the use of CATIA, during their engineering internship. - Original Credit: Submitted Photo (HANDOUT)

Hannah Seeley and Conger Wraase, both seniors at the Gerstell Academy in Finksburg, participated in an engineering internship from April 4 through 15 at Land Sea Air Manufacturing, an aerospace company in Westminster. Apprentice/interns learn the intricate and practical details associated with an engineering career in the aerospace industry. They worked closely with, and under the direction of vice president of engineering Ed Sorrell, who tasked them with projects to first design (using CATIA) modifications to aerospace components. Once the design is completed, students witness the actual manufacturing of those products followed by precision measurement they perform using advanced manufacturing CMM equipment. Land Sea Air Manufacturing president Todd Paul decided on the apprenticeship as part of an internship program at Gerstell after learning about apprenticeships from Maryland Department of Commerce Manufacturing Director Joyce LaPadula.

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