While one PVAMU student has been honored for the engineering work done at his internship, another will begin an internship that will help address public health disparities.
Matthew Thibodeaux, a student in the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering, has received an EID award from General Electric’s Aeroderivative Gas Turbines.
Thibodeaux interned was a participant in the DREME Foundation’s annual GE Internship program, founded in honor of Dr. Ronald E. McNair. The program promotes educational programs designed to support science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM) disciplines.
The Early Identification (EID) awards recognize interns who have made an impact through their work and demonstrated GE leadership values in their work.
Next year, Thibodeaux will join the GE team in the Oil and Gas Edison Engineering Development Program.
In the Whitlowe R. Green College of Education, senior health major Reginald Willis is the recipient of a health equity internship with the Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) to investigate health disparities.
Willis will work with Dr. Faith Foreman, assistant director of the health planning, evaluation & program development (HPEPD) office within the City of Houston Department of Health and Human Services. The internship will complement Willis’ academic learning and provide first-hand experience in an actual work environment while addressing the ten public health essential and core competencies of public health education.
Willis is a member of Panther Association of Health, Human Performance, Recreation and Dance (PAHPERD). He has participated in several service learning projects and community service activities including ”Fun Day” with Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston where the focus was healthy food intake and physical activity. His goal is to attend graduate school to obtain a master’s degree in Public Health and become an epidemiologist.
Matthew Thibodeaux, left, was awarded an EID award from General Electric’s Aeroderivative Gas Turbines. Reginald Willis, right, is the recipient of a health equity internship with the Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) to investigate health disparities.