Internships


Rocscience regularly hires students as geotechnical interns to work with our engineers, contributing their fresh perspectives and academic talents towards the engineering software development process. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) offers Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) to stimulate student interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering, and to encourage graduate studies and research careers. The majority of our geotechnical interns have won this award.

Recent Interns

Terence Ma

This is my second internship at Rocscience since I enjoyed the first one so much. I pioneered the Slide3 project last year and was glad to be able to continue to work on the released product this term. My focus of work this term was on global searching of the minimum factor of safety, and the minimization of computation time during the process. It is a challenging problem that has been very rewarding to solve and I am glad to have had all the necessary resources to do so here. Besides that, the company atmosphere has always been great and everyone is very friendly - plus now we have a new pinball machine...

Julien Chaperon

New office, new colleagues, not to mention the new foosball table; while Rocscience has undergone a complete facelift, it stays the same loving and enjoyable place I parted with a year ago. This time, I was involved in the implementation of new features such as new pile sections for the lateral analysis of single piles for the release of RSPile 2.0. Unlike my first experience in developing the CPT data interpretation module for Settle3D, working on a full fledge software pushed me ever further out of my comfort zone. Needless to say, the learning curve was even steeper this time, but I cannot imagine any other place where I would come out of such a situation thriving. This is mostly due to the continuous support of the developers, Geotech specialists and execs at the firm. I am grateful for being part of such an amazing team, and can only wish that future interns will find their solace just like I did working at Rocscience.

Hunter Richards

Rocscience is more than a company that develops software, they are on the cutting edge of technology and they are pushing it to its limits. Rocscience is working to bring high-performance computing, cloud computing, and augmented reality to its customers and allow them to tackle their most challenging problems. I am grateful Rocscience gave me the opportunity to spearhead some of these projects and to apply my talents, and even develop new ones.

Alexandra Angelou

As a first-year student, I mostly expected to be photocopying and unsubscribing from emails for some unknown, unseen boss all summer. With this in mind, working at Rocscience was an extremely pleasant surprise. I was given an actual project to work on during my summer – and I was thrilled! I spent my term researching and modelling 3D slopes on Slide3 , RS3 , Slide, and RS2 , and compiling the results into a Verification document. It was incredibly rewarding to see my work being used by Rocscience in the online “Help” section of Slide3 . I was also able to advance my researching and 3D modelling skills, both of which will be extremely useful to me as a mechanical engineer in the future. I learned a lot about using 3D limit equilibrium and finite element software in a safe and welcoming environment. Everyone at Rocscience was extremely supportive, even when I was by their desk daily with a list of simple and annoying questions. I couldn’t imagine a more valuable work term and a better group of people to work with.

Yichen Xio-Xio Zhao

After 8 months, Rocscience is still one of the most enjoyable co-op experiences. The supportive atmosphere and upbeat people have made office life very enjoyable. The majority of my work has been focused around Bayesian analysis and Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulations as well as web development. During my time here I have learned a lot about modeling, numerical algorithms, and development using HTML, PHP, Python, and C++ . I have thoroughly enjoyed each project that I have worked on. These past eight months have flown by and I wish Rocscience all the best in their future endeavors!

Edward Kofi Opoku

The past 8 months at Rocscience have been the best coop experience I’ve ever had. It has been a very positive learning experience for me. As a sales and marketing intern, I focused on contributing to the development of the company’s social media platform, processing customer orders and generating business and sales performance reports using Salesforce and other user-interfaces. I have learnt so many new things and developed as an individual in the positive and efficient culture at Rocscience. My team, whom I now call my friends, have been very helpful throughout my coop. I am confident that this experience will have a positive impact on my future career. I am very grateful for this opportunity and I have truly enjoyed every project I was assigned. This company is an amazing place to work at, it is full of sincere people and has a very productive working environment.

Winter 2017

Haoran Xu Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
Luke Scollard Computer Science, University of Waterloo
Iqbal Singh Budwal Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
Yichen Zhao Nano Engineering, University of Waterloo
Edward Kofi Opoku Arts & Business, University of Waterloo

Fall 2016

Nissrine Bouslama Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
Kray Centeno Cuellar Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo
Alyshan Jahani Software Engineering, University of Waterloo
Grace Sung Ji Lee Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
Neesarg Patel Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo
Caitlin Susannah Schropp Science & Business/Biotech, University of Waterloo

Summer 2016

Scott Corkum Mechanical Engineering, University of Guelph
Derek Lam Engineering Science, University of Toronto
Liam MacKichan Engineering Science, University of Toronto
Owen Westland Computer Science, Queen’s University
Winston Wong Engineering Science, University of Toronto
Bowen Wu Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Bohan Zhang Engineering Science, University of Toronto

Winter 2016

Julien Chaperon Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo
Kaitlyn Diederichs Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo
Terence Ma Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo
Hyun Jun (Edmond) Yoo Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo
Jessica Zhang Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo

Fall 2015

Jason Cheung Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo
Ian Gardiner Geological Engineering, University of Waterloo
Matthew LaPoint Software Engineering, University of Waterloo
Kimberly Usi Software Engineering, University of Waterloo

Summer 2015

Samuel Cheung Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo
Sriram Sundararaman Engineering Science, University of Toronto
Russell Todd Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
Cody Tran Computer Science, University of Toronto
Daniel Wai Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
Owen Westland Electrical & Computer Engineering, Queen’s University
Jing Bo Yang Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Toronto

Winter 2015

Parastoo Abtahi Engineering Science, University of Toronto
Victor Chung Computer Science, University of Waterloo
Helena Diao Geological Engineering, University of Waterloo
Stephen Li Software Engineering, University of Waterloo
Trevor White Geological Engineering, University of Waterloo
Brent Zhang Business & Computer Science, University of Waterloo

Fall 2014

Samuel Cheung Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo
Andy Hoang Computer Science, University of Waterloo
Earl Magsipoc Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
Rumman Rahman Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo

Summer 2014

Sarah Almasraf E-Business, Humber College
Jacob Ritchie Engineering Science, University of Toronto
Eleanor Siow Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Neil Veira Engineering Science, University of Toronto
Matthew Visser Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto
Justin Zhang Engineering Science, University of Toronto

Winter 2014

Aldo Katragjini Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo
Michael Liao Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo
Alan Lai Computer Science, University of Waterloo

Fall 2013

Shumin (Susan) Huang Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
Xiaohan (Emily) Wu Computer Science, University of Waterloo

Summer 2013

Gavin Luo Computer Science, University of Waterloo
Parastoo Abtahi Engineering Science, University of Toronto
Suhaib Ahmed Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
Aaron Wang Engineering Science, University of Toronto
Daniel Wai Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo

Winter 2013

Amir Panahi Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo
Menaka Kiriwattuduwa Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo
Eric Sethna Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
Michael (ChengLun) Xiao Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo

Fall 2012

Steve Chai Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
Gavin Luo Computer Science, University of Waterloo
Daniel Wei Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
Andy Zhang Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo

Summer 2012

Derek Badner Geological Engineering, University of Waterloo
Fadi Basmaji Materials Engineering, University of McMaster
John Luo Engineering Science, University of Toronto
Andrew McDonald Geological Engineering, University of Waterloo
Aleck Wu Engineering Science, University of Toronto

Winter 2012

Steve Chai Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
Cat Mercer Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo

Fall 2011

Charles Allan Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo
Mark Ranjram Enviromental Engineering, University of Waterloo

Summer 2011

Jean Hanna Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Bing Li Lassonde Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto
Shruti Srinivasan Materials Science & Engineering, University of Toronto

Winter 2011

Charles Allan Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo
Mark Ranjram Enviromental Engineering, University of Waterloo

Summer 2010

David (Tianhao) Hu Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto
Grace (Zhanyu) Huang Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Paul Semple Geological Engineering, Economics, Queen's University
Heather Trommels Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Jason Woodfine Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto

Winter 2010

Calvin Yan Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo

Summer 2009

Tushar Verma Civil Engineering, IIT, Roorkee, India
Franco Chingcuanco Engineering Science, University of Toronto

Winter 2009

Xiao Su Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo

Summer 2008

Leslie-Ann Foulds Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Xiao Su Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo

Summer 2007

Gabriella Nuta Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Vainatey Kulkarni Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto

Summer 2006

Derrick Shum Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto
Elena Priciou Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Felex Wibowo Geotechnical Engineering, University of Toronto

Summer 2005

Chris Doan Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Peter Chen Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto

Summer 2004

Ellen Yeh Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Holly Wonch Geotechnical Engineering, University of Toronto

Summer 2003

Michael Diez d'Aux Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Kien Vinh Duong Geotechnical Engineering, University of Toronto

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