‘No more space for robots’: Engineering internship openings plummet

‘No more space for robots’: Engineering internship openings plummet

September 13, 2021 Comments Off on ‘No more space for robots’: Engineering internship openings plummet By admin

By Alex LantierAUGUSTA, Maine—An internship program at the Maine State University Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science program was shut down by the university last week after the department was sued for failing to protect students’ privacy, according to a letter obtained by New Times.

The lawsuit filed in June by the students alleges the program violated Maine law by requiring students to share their personal information with employers.

The suit claims that in 2013 the school failed to protect the privacy of students, faculty and staff in its computer science program by requiring them to share information with each employer for the duration of their internship, including their email addresses, the dates and times of the appointments, and whether they were on campus.

The lawsuit claims that was a violation of the Maine Electronic Privacy Act and other state privacy laws.

The letter to the university’s chairwoman, Dr. Susan Clements, alleges the students were unaware of the program’s end date and the reasons behind the program closing, as well as the fact that the school’s computer science department had not yet begun accepting students for the fall semester of this year.

In response, a university spokesman said in a statement, “This is a situation that requires an immediate review by our faculty and administration, and we have decided to terminate the program immediately.”

He continued, “We cannot comment further on the specifics of the allegations in the complaint, as the lawsuit is without merit.

The university has taken steps to protect privacy rights for students and faculty, including making the information on the students’ computers confidential, and has also begun a review of all of the information that we have shared with the law enforcement agencies.”

Clements declined to comment.

The school did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

New Times requested a copy of the lawsuit and was told it was being held by the state attorney general’s office.

The program’s administrators, however, were not informed of the filing until last week.

The letter to Clements says the university was told by an anonymous source that the university had received a complaint from the student group “that they felt they should not be using the computer lab to pursue their careers.”

Cuts to the program have been a source of concern for many students, with some fearing the program was in jeopardy due to the lawsuit.

According to a survey by the Maine Association of School Administrators (MASA), about 60 percent of students and 70 percent of faculty are concerned about the future of the engineering internship program.

Students and faculty are especially concerned about safety in the field, as it is not uncommon for students to be harassed on the job.

In 2016, the university also said it would discontinue its computer lab program for fall 2018, but a university spokesperson said that would not be the case for the current academic year.

The students in the lawsuit claim that the program also violated the state’s privacy laws by sharing data with employers and the Maine Department of Education (MDE), the lawsuit states.

The school’s program was closed because the university failed to notify the students that it would close it, the lawsuit alleges.

The university’s computer lab was not able to handle the demand for students, and the school was unable to provide support services, such as tutoring, to students.

According, the students claimed they were unable to work because of the shortage of students in their fields of study.

According a report in the New York Times, students in a number of fields were struggling with the stress of the situation, including the lack of funding for tutoring and other support services.

“This was a horrible situation for the students and the university,” said student-activist and co-founder of the class action lawsuit, Daphne Schuyler.

“They were under constant pressure to work as fast as they could to get a job, but that never happened.

They were pushed to do things that were against the law and against their own personal values.

They didn’t even get a chance to get help.”

According to the students, they were also told that they would not receive an email from the school informing them of the cancellation.

The students did receive a message from the university informing them they were being fired and that their jobs would be eliminated.

The message stated, “If you work hard enough and keep the promises you made to the people in your life, you will eventually get a better job than you have ever had.”

According, students said they have been harassed by their professors in the lab and by employers for months.

“We were afraid of losing our jobs, because we did not get a fair chance to apply to work in the industry,” said sophomore student, Ryan Krumm.

“I had to go through a lot of pain and humiliation to get into the program.”

Other students said the program made them feel unsafe, as they had been targeted for retaliation by their instructors and others in the program.

“I’m terrified of what’s going to happen to me,” said junior student, Amanda Krummar.

“My classes are so important