College interns used to make coffee and open mail. Those days are gone. Christian Cousin, a mechanical engineering student from Cape Coral, Fla., co-invented such groundbreaking technology during his 12-week internship at Eaton Valvetrain in Marshal that the company was inspired to file multiple patents and created a product prototype now used by a customer.
“Interns have this need to make a difference,” he said. “We don’t just want to sit around designing stationary objects in a warehouse.