College Interns Contribute to Connecticut Innovator's Global Growth Initiative
Talent from the State of Connecticut's University System Enables Control Station to Thrive
By: Control Station
Control Station has a long-standing practice of engaging degree candidates from the state's university system in both fulltime and part-time internships. Projects align with each intern's academic pursuits and career interests while advancing Control Station's product innovation and market expansion efforts. With the support of Connecticut Innovation's Technology Talent Bridge Program Control Station has successfully competed for top university talent. By engaging talented students early in their academic career Control Station has converted select interns into fulltime employees.
"This is a program that truly complements our educational mission by preparing students for successful careers here in our home state," shared John Chandy, Professor and Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Connecticut. "The team at Control Station isn't engaging interns in simple, repetitive tasks. Rather, they're putting students to work on complex, multi-disciplined projects that are rich with relevant experience."
Interns for Control Station are typically tasked with 30-40 hours of project work each week during the summer months. Projects typically involve research into product and market needs as well as the introduction of new software tools and processes. Among current projects one involves the design and development of automated testing procedures for a newly revised offering. Ultimately this software-based offering will be licensed to hundreds of universities worldwide and used by thousands of students enrolled within the Chemical Engineering discipline. During the academic year project hours are reduced to approximately 10 hours each week, allowing students to focus on classwork and securing a degree.
"While the top priorities of our interns are to be successful in the classroom and to gain meaningful work experience, our singular objective is to identify talent that will fuel the company's growth here in the US and beyond," commented Dennis Nash, Control Station's President.
Like its interns Control Station is a product of the state's university system. The company was founded on the campus of the University of Connecticut in 1988. At the time it sought to capitalize on breakthroughs in computer technology and software programming languages. Shortly after its formation the company introduced one of the first interactive software products that targeted the needs of university faculty. In 2004 the company moved off campus and refocused its efforts on serving the technology needs of process manufacturers.
Today Control Station partners with global OEMs such as Rockwell Automation, Yokogawa Corporation of America, and OSIsoft to address the manufacturing industry's need for intuitive process diagnostic and optimization solutions. The company's software has been deployed at facilities located in over 60 countries. Nearly one-half of manufacturers listed in the Fortune 500 rely on Control Station's software products to improve the performance of their regulatory control systems. In recognition of Control Station's success on the global stage the Small Business Administration selected Control Station as Exporter of the Year for the State of Connecticut in 2018.
About Control Station
Control Station empowers process manufacturers to increase production efficiency and throughput. The company's software-based solutions actively monitor and optimize plant-wide control loop performance.
The company's products are both highly innovative and award-winning. PlantESP™ is the leading CLPM solution for identifying and isolating issues that negatively affect control loop performance. Control Station's portfolio of Loop-Pro™
Control Station's solutions are licensed to leading process manufacturers worldwide and they are available direct from Control Station and through its network of distribution partners. The company is headquartered in the United States.