Middough Interns are Shaping the Future

Recognizing Engineers Week 2024 & the Future of Engineering

In recognition of Engineers Week 2024 and this year's theme 'The Future of Engineering,' we interviewed current Middough interns and their mentors to understand how future engineers will shape our future! We are proud to recognize our future engineers and are excited to see the impact they will continue to make.

Zachary Lanting, PE

In what ways do you believe that your intern(s) have inspired you or inspired change at Middough?

Interns bring a fresh perspective and ask great questions.  Never accept the answer of "this is how we always do it." Explaining and understanding the why's behind every decision helps the intern, mentor, and Middough as a whole.


How do you think engineering interns will impact the future?

Interns and new grads have a tremendous amount passion and energy.  Mixing that with our experienced engineers at Middough will send a positive ripple well into the future.


Sebastian DeWitt

Which discipline(s) are you most interested in?

Structural Engineering


What inspired you to choose a career in engineering?

Growing up I enjoyed building things, and as I got older, I became more and more interested in the complexities behind the design, which led to the study of engineering.


Tell us about a project you have worked on during your time here at Middough, or a lesson you have learned about engineering that is helping to shape the future of engineering.

My freshman year at MSOE, our Engineers Without Borders Chapter and I worked on a project to provide running water to each home in a small village in Guatemala. This experience showed me how amazing engineering design truly is and how something as simple as running water can change the lives of families in the village for generations.


What types of achievements or projects in engineering do you hope to accomplish in the future?

I hope to encounter uniquely challenging projects that force me to find creative solutions.

Joe Grelewicz

In what ways do you believe that your intern(s) have inspired you or inspired change at Middough?

In many ways, my intern sets a good example for others at our office with his energy, willingness to help others, and always being open to new work.


How do you think engineering interns will impact the future?

Fresh ideas are critical to the success of any company.  The advancements in Artificial Intelligence are increasing every day and we don't really know the full extent of how AI will be integrated into our day-to-day routines, both at work and home.  Engineering interns will likely be exposed to the ethical use of AI within their respective fields and should be considered and consulted for AI implementation within Middough.

Carlton Powell

Which discipline(s) are you most interested in?

Electrical & Controls


What inspired you to choose a career in engineering?

I love the freedom to create, and problem solve at will.


Tell us about a project you have worked on during your time here at Middough, or a lesson you have learned about engineering that is helping to shape the future of engineering.

The lesson I've learned through an assignment is that detail and organization in Termination Sheets is critical for the team and the customers.


What types of achievements or projects in engineering do you hope to accomplish in the future? 

Professional Engineering License

Paul Granata, PhD, PE

In what ways do you believe that your intern(s) have inspired you or inspired change at Middough?

His enthusiasm is great and helps other to have a good attitude.


How do you think engineering interns will impact the future?

Mentoring interns helps us keep current on best practices in the field of engineering and in our company.