Poster expo highlights contributions of ISO-NE interns
ISO New England’s summer class of 32 interns recently showcased their work at a poster expo. Projects ranged from topics like managing the queue of projects seeking to interconnect to the transmission system to analyzing forecasted electricity use.
In the past, interns delivered brief oral presentations to senior staff. This year, interns were tasked with designing posters to display at an expo that was open to all of the ISO’s employees.
Talent Acquisition and University Relations Specialist Angela Gaspar explained the change. “This is our 17th year of hosting interns and this year marked our largest intern group to date,” she said. “From a scheduling perspective, the oral presentations no longer made sense, and therefore, it was the ideal time for us to evolve this portion of the program. We tried to come up with a new, dynamic format where it’s less formal and gives an opportunity for the whole organization to see the incredible work of our interns.”
The intern class was grateful for the new format, which allowed them to meet more of the organization’s employees and dive into thought-provoking conversations about their work.
“I like this experience a lot more than last year,” said Bryan McCaffery, a returning intern. “Last year was more formal and stressful. This is a lot more casual, so I like this more.”
Angela reflects, “The feedback has been incredible. As you walk around the expo, there is so much positive energy. All the accomplishments of the interns over these past 10 weeks is being showcased. I am very pleased with this new format.”