YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University STEM college has named Kalliope Zembillas of Campbell, a senior chemical engineering major with a minor in mathematics, the STEM Intern of the Year.
The honor is given to a student who has shown a high quality of work, has demonstrated initiative, has completed presentations and has impacted the company with whom they have worked.
Zembillas' internship was at Simon Roofing Research and Development Lab, starting in the spring semester of 2019. Her main responsibility was the formulating and testing of water-based roofing coatings. Other responsibilities included developing new testing methods, streamlining old ones and data collection and analysis.
"My internship experience at Simon Roofing has helped me to prepare for my future engineering career," Zembillas said in a news release. "I learned that it's normal to have questions when you're in a new professional environment, and it is not embarrassing to ask or to admit that you do not know something. That's the only way you're going to learn."For information about YSU’s STEM college, click here.