Logan Turk

  1. What are some tasks and projects you’ve worked on during your internship?

    My main project this summer has been gathering specifications for each individual plant module that will be assembled into the Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor (SMR). This data will be used to further develop the SMR’s supply chain, and provide input for an upcoming transportation and logistics study.

    Additional tasks I have been given relate to developing responses to technical questions from potential customers and partners of the Westinghouse SMR. This includes everything from doing engineering calculations to creating presentations.

  2. How has this experience been for you?

    This internship has been a great experience for many different reasons. The intern activities, training, and networking have been very valuable components of my experience at Westinghouse. The most useful, however, is the multiple opportunities where I was able to sit side-by-side with seasoned engineers and contribute to complex problem solving in the “real world.” This practical application of engineering theory is difficult to replicate in a university setting, and it should be experienced by all engineering students. My experience at Westinghouse has been extremely beneficial for both my professional and personal development.

  3. Would you recommend this internship to other students?

    I would definitely recommend this internship to other students. Westinghouse is a tremendous company with experienced and dedicated people, which has provided me the opportunity to view the internal workings of one the world’s nuclear industry leaders.

    Additionally, Pittsburgh is a really awesome area to spend a summer. The Pirates games, concerts and incline rides to view the Pittsburgh skyline (just to name a few) have made for a very memorable experience. Thanks to my time in Pittsburgh, I am now a firm believer in pierogies.

  4. You recently received one of 75 Department of Energy Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) scholarships. What was it like for you to receive this honor?

    Receiving this honor from the Department of Energy NEUP was indescribably rewarding. Its recognition of my dedication to the future of nuclear energy is something I will cherish for a lifetime.

    Westinghouse’s role in my application for this award was the company’s involvement in the SMR Research & Education Consortium at my college, Missouri S&T. I am working in a research group under the consortium to identify the potential economic impacts of having an SMR supply chain in Missouri. The experience I gained as part of this research group directly translates into how I can help the Department of Energy achieve its goals.

About Logan

Name: Logan Turk

Hometown: Moberly, MO

College: Missouri University of Science & Technology (Rolla)

Major: Nuclear Engineering

Westinghouse Product Line: Nuclear Power Plants

Westinghouse Group: Small Modular Reactor Program

 Westinghouse Location: Westinghouse global headquarters; Cranberry Township, PA. (USA)