interns work in six-month paid positions at Leupold alongside the optic manufacturer's engineers.
The MECOP is a partnership between Oregon State University, Oregon Institute of Technology, Portland State University and the University of Portland.
As such, we're proud supporters of the MECOP program, and the next generation of engineers and designers that it helps produce.
Leupold & Stevens has been a partner with MECOP since 1992.
So what is MECOP, and why are companies on a waiting list to join?
Students may make it past the OSU screening, but not past the MECOP board," says Petersen.
About 70% of the industrial manufacturing engineering students who graduate from OSU stay in the state, and 65% remain with MECOP companies.