The featured student this week is Tasimba Jonga, a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering major from Brentwood, Tennessee, who worked for Bayer in Cleveland, Tennessee.
Jonga worked in an integrated Engineering, Technical Operations and Site Services group, where he was tasked with implementing a new automated leak detection on the aerosol line that employed the use of a temperature sensor in conjunction with a programmable logic controller and a pneumatic device. The goal was to eliminate a task that is manually done and redirect personnel towards other tasks on the line.
When describing the benefits of his work assignment, Jonga said, “This co-op has afforded me the opportunity to diversify my skillset. I have been able to work on and experience projects that cover a wide spectrum of departments. I have done process technology, engineering, microbiology, analytical chemistry, supply chain and quality assurance work during my co-op. I believe no other opportunity affords you this. I have had the opportunity to leverage different technologies and groundbreaking sciences to shape the consumer health industry.”