Shawn Reese, a summer intern at Lincoln Laboratory, has experienced the perfect example of the complicated route that can lie ahead for workers of the future — but also for the opportunities that are emerging.
September 11, 2018

Mr. Reese was among the first group of interns to attend M.I.T. this summer at its Lincoln Laboratory, a federally funded research and development center managed by the university for the United States Department of Defense. The laboratory works on integrated photonics along with a host of other technologies.

“I had mixed emotions at first,” he said. “I was very excited, but also cautious because it was M.I.T.”

Mr. Reese worked in Lincoln’s Microelectronics Laboratory as a member of the equipment engineering and maintenance team. That team “enables the fabrication of both electronic and photonic integrated circuits," said Paul Juodawlkis, an assistant group leader at the laboratory who helped place the interns.