Stephanie Gordon ’14 interned this summer with Sikorsky Global Helicopters, and was part of the intern team that took 1st prize in the firm’s annual Research & Engineering Intern/Co-Op Summer Competition. Ten teams from Sikorsky locations all over the U.S. were challenged to develop a “mission package” that added value to an existing helicopter design. Stephanie’s team developed a system to rapidly alter the interior of an aircraft to meet the needs of the mission at hand. The concept involved creating a series of pods that could be quickly loaded or removed from the interior. The so-called READI (Rapid-Extract Adaptable-Design Interiors) system allows a pilot to customize the interior of a helicopter in less than 10 minutes.