Authentic Engineering Experience Teams Launch New Projects with ExxonMobil, LabCorp

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
AEE students mariam, jack, alexander

Raritan Valley Community College’s Authentic Engineering Experience (AEE) program is launching two projects with ExxonMobil and LabCorp for the Fall 2020 Semester.

The AEE program features hands-on, team-based projects in which groups of three students solve a real problem for a real customer in one semester. The experience exposes students, early in their careers, to methods and techniques used in industry. It also gives students authentic, hands-on product development and teamwork experience to relate to potential internship opportunities and professional employers.

The ExxonMobil project has tasked the RVCC student Team to design a test-jig to hold a level sensor, used in pilot reactors, for calibration and functional verification. The Team will need to account for the fact that the sensors are installed more than 10 feet above the floor level in a highly constrained environment.

The LabCorp project requires the RVCC Team to design a dispensing system for blood-collection kits that are distributed to medical facilities throughout the mid-Atlantic region and New England. The dispenser is intended to aid in speeding the parts selection process at the LabCorp warehouse.

The RVCC students participating in the projects include Authentic Engineering ExxonMobil Team members Mariam Insanally (Somerville), Jack Black (Lebanon), and Alexander Lazeration (Hillsborough); and Authentic Engineering Experience LabCorp Team members Ryan Betz (Bound Brook), Pietro Mandato (Holland Township), and Jessica Rincon (Somerville).

Because of the COVID19 pandemic, the projects will be conducted remotely, while still giving students the opportunity to engage with professionals at multiple sites or internationally, which will benefit them as they start their professional careers.

All AEE projects are funded by the RVCC Foundation through the generous support of donors to the College.

Ranked by and as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a 1,000-seat Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit



October 14, 2020

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