Vaughn College hosted guest speaker Carlo Asaro for the Industry Connection Seminar series on Friday, November 2. Asaro is an avionics engineer at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and his presentation focused on the qualifications required for avionics systems designing in the aerospace industry. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, and is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture, and service. Asaro also spoke on his more than 30 years of experience in the industry in research and development, testing and evaluation of rotor-wing electronics with primary focus on power electronics and weapon systems.

“We want students to be confident going into the workforce,” said Mudassar Minhas, engineering and technology assistant professor. “The purpose of the seminar series is to aid students with advice and guidance from professionals who have a wealth of experience.”

At the conclusion of the presentation, the discussion was opened up for questions from students and faculty.

“Working under pressure is vital for young engineers, and will prepare them for success upon entering their career,” said Asaro. “The average workload for an engineer can be similar to preparing for a final research project.”