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Hands-On at Ball Aerospace

HANDS-ON AT BALL AEROSPACE

AN INTERNSHIP WITH THE COLORADO-BASED SPACECRAFT MAKER PUT STEVEN FINCH ON THE PATH TO A SUCCESSFUL CAREER. IT ALSO SAVED THE COMPANY MORE THAN $1 MILLION.

December 6, 2021

By Doug McPherson

Steven Finch knew when he landed a mechanical-engineering internship at Ball Aerospace, Colorado’s renowned spacecraft maker, it would be amazing. He couldn’t have imagined that his first assignment would lead to a new product design that would save the company more than $1 million.

Finch, a senior majoring in Advanced Manufacturing at Metropolitan State University of Denver, credits his engineering-laboratory experience with giving him the tools he needed to immediately contribute.

“MSU Denver has given me a lot of hands-on learning opportunities,” he said. “Honestly, it’s one of the best things about the University. Instead of just theory, I was exposed to actual machines and processes that I know I’ll be using in the future. Without all of that, I would have had a much more difficult time at Ball.”

Read the full story at RED.MSUDenver.edu.