Audrie P. Corral – 2020 Steel Intern Scholar
This summer at Nucor Steel–Berkeley was my second internship experience with Nucor Steel. As the cold mill metallurgist intern, I focused on determining the factors contributing to width changes at the various processing units of the cold mill. The results of my project will ultimately help us deliver better quality products to our customers. In addition, I spent time recreating galvanized and galvanneal calibration samples for the coating weight gauges at the galvanizing line. These samples will be used when we recurve our online gauges during the fall outage.
While the COVID-19 situation was ever-changing, Nucor did an excellent job communicating with its interns and prioritizing the safety and well-being of its teammates. I am fortunate to work for a company that values its internship program and will take great lengths to continue it amidst great uncertainty.
I would like to thank AIST for giving me another opportunity to learn more about the steel industry and gain invaluable experience. With two steel internships under my belt, I can confidently say that I have chosen the right career path for me.