On Thursday, February 17, the college welcomed Carlo Asaro, a senior 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-wings electronics with a primary focus on power electronics and weapon systems.  

Asaro’s presentation on Thursday focused on hands-on learning with electronic breadboards. He also touched upon wire types and stripping wire techniques for breadboard construction. Asaro provided students with tips on advice on how to properly wire a circuit and shared examples of what a good vs. bad breadboard looks like. For tracking circuit breadboards, Asaro recommended redrawing schematics to help place components. 

At the end of his presentation, students and faculty had the opportunity to ask Asaro questions regarding print circuit boards, advice on how to get internships with Sikorsky and more.