Designing the inside of a helicopter is just as hard as it sounds, but Pirate Jessica Vargas Hernandez used her skills and knowledge to complete the task through her summer internship.

Vargas Hernandez, a senior at East Carolina University, is double majoring in biomedical engineering and bioprocess engineering.

“This internship challenged me to do things I never thought I would do,” she said.

The Regional Innovation Strategies Summer Internship Program is a competitive program open to ECU undergraduates as part of a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration. ECU’s grant is titled eNC Innovates!

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Originally published August 20, 2018.