Industry Connection Seminar Series Speaker Emphasizes Importance of Avionics in Engineering Fields
On Friday, February 19, the Vaughn Engineering and Technology Department virtually hosted Carlo Asaro for the continuation of the Industry Connection Seminar series. Carlo Asaro is an aircraft avionics systems engineer at Sikorsky. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, and is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture, and service. Asaro has 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.
The seminar series assists students by connecting them with established professionals from the industries that they will work in after graduation. Asaro’s presentation focused on power system integration for aerospace, cables conductors calculation and overall current factors that are affecting avionics.
“It is very important that before you go into the aerospace industry, you take courses in avionics,” said Asaro. “A lot of recent graduates come into the industry and don’t really know about the avionics side. Equipping yourself with that knowledge will definitely help you on your path.”
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