Cameron Landers, UMass Amherst '18, BETE Fog Nozzle

'There have been a lot of moments when I have been able to connect something I did in class and apply it to what I am doing'

Meet Cameron Landers, a rising senior at UMass Amherst who’s putting his mechanical engineering education to use as an intern at BETE Fog Nozzle, which manufactures more than 20,000 different spray nozzles.

The Shirley native, who landed his internship through the UMass Career Fair, has spent the past two summers solving problems around the factory, experimenting with new processes and helping employees complete their tasks. He was even given a special project to create an app that uses computer vision to detect a nozzle’s status, which earned him a spot in the monthly company highlights. 

“I’ve gained a lot of insight on how an actual business is run and the challenges behind solving a problem and implementing a solution,” Cam said. “Going into the internship, I had no real experience with manufacturing, but everyone at BETE has been so helpful and I really enjoy my work. Every day I look forward to going in and making a difference any way that I can.”

Cam said that working at BETE has helped him develop a “real passion for manufacturing engineering,” and he now hopes to continue with the job after graduation. He said his education has been invaluable, and because of UMass, he has experience pitching design ideas in front of a group, working on a team and meeting deadlines, all key skills that he utilizes in the workplace.  

“There have been a lot of moments during the past few summers when I have been able to connect something I did in class the previous semester and apply it to what I am doing,” he said. “I use my education just about every day. What is great about UMass engineering is they really focus on projects, and this is where education and the workforce best cross paths.”

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