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Two Alfred University engineering students recognized for co-op work

Alfred University | 11/19/18

Professor William Carty (left) with senior engineering students Daniel Delia and Natalie Turco.
Professor William Carty (left) with senior engineering students Daniel Delia and Natalie Turco.

Two Alfred University engineering students were presented with awards Thursday, Nov. 15, recognizing them for work in their respective co-op experiences.


ALFRED, NY – Two Alfred University engineering students were presented with awards Thursday, Nov. 15, recognizing them for work in their respective co-op experiences.

Daniel Delia, a senior ceramic engineering major from New City, NY, was presented with the McMahon Scholar Award, while Natalie Turco, a senior mechanical engineering major from Westerly, RI, received the Robert R. McComsey Career Development Center Outstanding Mechanical Engineering/Renewable Energy Engineering Co-op Award.

William Carty, McMahon professor of ceramic engineering and materials science and engineering, presented Delia and Turco with their awards prior to the John F. McMahon Memorial Lecture Thursday.

Delia, the son of Guy and Mary Delia, is a graduate of Clarkstown High School South. He was recognized for his co-op with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., during the fall of 2017.

His supervisor, Paul DeSario, said this of Delia: “Daniel is self-motivated and a dedicated problem solver.  He has the ability to analyze a problem and then acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to apply to solve them problem.  It was a pleasure working with Daniel, and we hope we have the opportunity to work with him again. He’s been one of the most exceptional interns we have ever had in the Advanced Electrochemical Materials Section.”

Turco, the daughter of Peter and Donna Turco, is a graduate of Westerly High School. She was honored for her co-op at Electric Boat in New London, CT, in the fall of 2017.

Her supervisor, Richard Gray, said of Turco, “Natalie demonstrates good initiative in her assigned work.  Her willingness to learn and take on new tasks will continue to grow her responsibilities, professional, and technical development.  Natalie is an outstanding co-op participant. I can rely on her as if she was an Engineer I.”