NFE Welcomes Eight Summer Interns

In the month of May, NFE welcomed eight interns who are joining us for the summer from the universities of Alabama, Michigan State, Michigan Tech and Purdue. Seven are studying civil engineering, and one is concentrating on a double major of electrical engineering and computer engineering. This group of many talents will be providing invaluable assistance to NFE over the summer, and hopefully learning a thing or two.

Matthew Carter will be a senior in the fall at the University of Alabama, majoring in civil engineering. Matthew wanted to study engineering and chose civil because he likes to be outdoors and its more hands on that other disciplines. His uncle works for our long-time client Robertson Brothers and suggested Matthew be an intern with us for the summer. Currently, Matthew is helping out as a construction inspector on municipal road projects. His home is in Long Island, New York, and enjoys lacrosse, boating and fishing.

Leah DeSimpelare attends Michigan Tech and will be a senior in the fall. She is majoring in civil engineering, a decision easily made after a co-op position with a civil engineering company in high school. Leah chose to do an internship with NFE after researching the company and because of its location in southeast Michigan. Currently, she is helping out with construction inspection and working long hours as this is our busy season. Leah is from Unionville, a small village in the thumb area, and enjoys watching sports, playing basketball and running when she is not working.

Kendall Gancasz just finished her second year at Purdue University, studying civil engineering, and is planning on graduating in 2020. Kendall has ties to NFE as her grandfather was one of the founders, Harold Nowak. She chose to intern at NFE due to her roots and to get a feel for the type of civil engineering work we do, as she is not sure of what sector she would like to concentrate on after graduation. Currently, Kendall is mapping surveys using AutoCAD and doing some field work. She is from Commerce Township, and enjoys volleyball, rock climbing and being outdoors.

Brendan Gardner is majoring in civil engineering at Michigan Tech, and will graduate in 2020. He chose this major because he is interested in land development, and since a child, has always been interested in designing and building things. Brendan chose to intern this summer at NFE to increase his experience in the field and to meet new people. Currently, he is busy scanning, performing construction staking and preparing as-builts surveys. When he is not at school, Brendan splits his time between living in Holly with his mother and Waterford with his father.

David Goschka attends Michigan Tech and is majoring in civil engineering. One summer while attending Delta College before transferring to Michigan Tech, David worked for the Saginaw County Mosquito Control where he surveyed flood sights and installed drainage systems. This experience got him interested in pursuing a career in civil engineering. David chose to do an internship with NFE because we are a private company with both public and private work. Currently, he is performing construction staking and construction inspection for NFE projects. David is from Brant, Michigan, close to Saginaw.

Cameron Michals is majoring in both electrical engineering and computer engineering at Michigan Tech, and plans on graduating in 2020. He is in the aerospace program at Michigan Tech, and after graduation, would like to put people on Mars. Cameron’s father is a land surveyor at NFE and suggested an internship at NFE would be a good fit for him this summer. Currently, Cameron is helping out in the Survey Department, going out with surveying crews as a team member. He enjoys fishing, hunting, biking and camping, as well as sports.

Justin Pavliscak is a returning intern; he also interned with the last two summers. He is majoring in civil engineering at Michigan Tech. Currently, Justin is helping with inspection on our municipal projects that are in construction. This work is helping him reach his goal of learning and experiencing as much as he can regarding civil engineering. After graduation, Justin would like to work and join the National Guard which will continue his work done in the ROTC program at Michigan Tech. He is from Lake Orion, and enjoys hunting, downhill skiing and watching sports.

Taylor Warstler is majoring in civil engineering at Michigan State University. Taylor just finished her second year of college, and is scheduled to graduate in 2020. She chose to do an internship at NFE to get experience in the field and to better understand what she would like to focus her career on after graduation. Currently, Taylor is helping out with mapping topographic surveys and setting grades for engineering designs. As the summer goes on, she will also do some field work. She lives in Lake Orion, and enjoys sports, boating and especially, hanging out with her friends.

NFE is privileged to have such hard working, talented interns for the summer.