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

Haoran Xu

Rocscience gave me an incredible co-op experience by spending my term here working with all kinds of experts and handling different tasks. During my intern term here, I mainly worked on verifying and validating the theories behind the new feature of analyzing group piles in RSPile. A lot of researches and learning related to geotechnical engineering were done through my projects with different case testing. Creating and computing RS3/Slide3 Models are always interesting beside practicing my ping pong and foozball skills. This four-month experience gained me not only the knowledge, but also a wider vision into the geotechnical engineering field. I truly appreciate everyone’s help with my projects and wish Rocscience every success in the future.

Luke Scollard

My time at Rocscience was an informative and enjoyable experience. During my work term, I mainly worked on adding new features to our RS3 and Slide3 programs, as well as improving on older features. It was a highly enriching experience, as I encountered many new programming techniques, helping me improve my skills in software development and expanding my arsenal of tools to solve future problems in my programming career. The staff at Rocscience were very supportive, ready to give me tips on how to improve the features I was adding in, as well as mentoring me and assisting me when I ran into problems or needed a concept explained. I enjoyed the time I spent with everyone here, and I love the Star Wars pinball machine, even if I’m not breaking any records on it. I won’t be forgetting my experience here, or the skills I gained through it, any time soon.

Iqbal Singh Budwal

My co-op at Rocscience was a very educational, rewarding and enjoyable experience. The main project I worked on was researching and implementing new features into RSPile, the pile analysis program. One of the features I worked on was adding new soils types by understanding the behavior of different soils surrounding a laterally loaded pile. Another feature was reinforced concrete piles, which involved modeling the bending behavior of a pile made from concrete and rebar to obtain functions for bending stiffness. The company is full of people happy to help each other learn and succeed whether creating geotechnical software or playing Star Wars Pinball.

Yichen Zhao

This past term at Rocscience has been one of my most enjoyable co-op experiences. The supportive atmosphere and upbeat people have made office life very enjoyable. I am currently working under the supervision of Dr. Brent Corkum on optimization algorithms for the Slide3 as well as a new feature involving Bayesian inference for RocData. During my time here I have learned a lot about 3D modeling techniques, numerical algorithms, and software development in C++. I have thoroughly enjoyed each project that I have worked on so far. These past four months have flown by and I look forward to my remaining time here at Rocscience!

Edward Kofi Opoku

I had the opportunity to work in the sales and marketing department during my co-op term at Rocscience. My co-op experience was amazing because of the support I got from my team and Thamer. I helped improve the company’s social media platform and spent my time corresponding to the needs of our customers using Salesforce and other user-interfaces. It was done by ensuring that their software and maintenance subscriptions were kept up-to-date. Various ad-hoc duties were performed as presented. Overall, I have built relationships with co-workers through ping-pong, daily activities and group discussions that I cherish so much.

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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