The Ohio State University’s Research Internship for Young Academics (RIYA) program facilitates cutting-edge research experiences for undergraduate mechanical engineering students from top institutes in India. Through an innovative online method implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gunda Sai Venkat, Harsh Manani and Yash Mange completed internships in the RIYA Program. Each of these students comes from a top-ranked mechanical engineering program in India and benefited from one-to-one mentorship from renown faculty in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering: Ardeshir Contractor, Navni Verma and David Talbot.
“Before the start, I was skeptical on how things would progress,” Sai Venkat said. “But I have to say the experience turned out to be much better than what I expected. I got the opportunity to learn a lot about how research is done and how things progress in academia apart from the technical knowledge in non-linear dynamics.”
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