Vaughn College hosted its seventh annual Technology Day Conference on Thursday, April 23. The conference provides an opportunity for Vaughn’s faculty and students to present current research and happenings within the engineering and technology department to the department’s industry advisory council: a group of professionals who work hand in hand with the department to assure students’ success.

After reviewing the department’s current and pending accreditations, Dr. Hossein Rahemi, chair of the engineering and technology department turned the forum over to the faculty, who reviewed new developments in the academic programs, laboratories and the upcoming summer undergraduate research program.

Following the faculty presentations, Vaughn students were welcomed to the podium to present the activities of the various clubs in the engineering and technology department, including the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) club, the electronics club, the women in engineering club, and the robotics club, which had just returned from the VEX U Robotics World Championship where they placed sixth in the world.

Following presentations of student research, attendees were able to speak to representatives from the advisory board.

“The technology day conference is very important to our students, as well as our programs,” said Rahemi. “The conference gives the council members a glimpse at what our students are learning, and enables the students to connect with professionals who work in the fields that they study.”

The engineering technology department will hold its eighth Technology Day Conference in spring 2016.

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Left: Dr. Rahemi welcomes guests to Vaughn’s annual Technology Day Conference. Right: A student presents research to attendees.