ASTM International Selects Two Engineering Students for Washington Internships (WISE)

ASTM International announced today that the organization will be sponsoring two student interns as part of the prestigious Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) program this summer. Jean-Luc Theard, a junior at North Carolina State University, and Ryan Alimento, a junior at the University of Southern California, have been selected to take part in the program.

WISE is a competitive summer program in Washington, D.C., offered annually to about a dozen engineering juniors and seniors interested in public policy.

Theard is majoring in industrial and systems engineering as well as political science through the Benjamin Franklin Scholars Program. He is passionate about using his skills to help others through positive impacts on communities and society as a whole. During the WISE program, Theard plans to research supply chain infrastructure specific to critical supplies that have been disrupted in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Alimento is pursuing a dual BS in chemical engineering and MS in green technologies. He plans to leverage his scientific background to pursue a career in public policy to help expedite renewable energy initiatives. During the WISE program, Alimento plans to research existing public policy issues and regulations around sustainable energy.

The WISE internship is one of many scholarships and grant programs ASTM International provides to student members. Students can join free ( For more about the WISE program, visit

About WISE

Founded in 1980 through the collaborative efforts of several professional engineering societies, the WISE program has become one of the premier Washington internship programs. WISE prepares future leaders of the engineering profession who are aware of, and who can contribute to, the increasingly important issues at the intersection of science, technology, and public policy in the United States.

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March 30, 2023