Samantha Denton

What is your Major/Minor?Image of Samantha Denton
Major: Construction Management
Minor: Business
Core Concentration: Spanish

What internships have you had?
I have had three construction internships while studying at RWU. My first internship was with Hensel Phelps on a Field and Office Rotation in Dulles, VA. I worked on the DCMP Railyard and Maintenance facility. The second and third were both with Pariseault Builders as an Assistant Project Manager Intern, doing a bunch of different projects.

What major projects have you been a part of?
A major project I have worked on was when I worked with Professor Thangaraj to create a wind turbine model on a design software called Solidworks and then 3D-print it. Our goal was to try and minimize the harsh look of wind turbines as well as attempt to prevent birds from flying into them.

Another project I worked on was with retired professor Brunnhoeffer, creating a handicap accessible fishing pier at the Bristol Veterans home. A team of six students created a preliminary design and started the preliminary work for the project.

Lastly, for a week during the summer before my junior year began, I joined a team of four other students and a professor as a part of the Engineers Without Borders club where we traveled to Anconcito, Ecuador. Our trip was to install a water purification system for school children.

Have you been a part of any competitions?
I have had the opportunity to become team Captain for the Pre-Construction Team, one of the three teams we have here at RWU. We go yearly to compete in Albany, New York for our AGC Region 1 Competition. On a team of 4-6 people, for two days our team works to create a bid on the project we were given. On the first day, we complete our bid in about 16 hours and submit it. The following day we present in front of industry professionals from the sponsoring company hosting our division.

What are your post-grad goals?
After graduating, a goal of mine is to become a Project Manager or Superintendent. I would also like to get my master’s degree; however, I would like to gain some experience within the industry before getting it.