Zaneta Belay, a graduate student studying control engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, stayed close to home over summer vacation, working at Boeing Co. in St. Louis.
“A lot of the tasks were new to me, but so many people there took me under their wing. I learned the importance of asking clarifying questions because if you get it wrong, there is the potential to lose millions of dollars, not to mention human lives,” Belay said. “Talk about getting a real-world perspective. The experience was invaluable.”