Vaughn hosted the first and second in a four-part speaker series exploring engineering entrepreneurship in partnership with the largest professional membership organization in the world, the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) on July 10 and July 17. The IEEE provides learning opportunities within the engineering sciences, research, and technology. More than 50 students tuned into both speaker series. 

This first part of the speaker series focused on young entrepreneurs and their entrepreneurial advancements. Dr. Dilpreet Buxi, co-founder and chief executive officer of Philia Labs Pty; Waseem Hussain ‘17, co-founder of Union Crate and python software developer at Sixcycle; Ian Randall, founder and chief executive officer at Maglev Aero Inc. all offered advice and their experiences with being young entrepreneurs and what to expect when choosing the journey.

The second part of focused on women entrepreneurs and highlighted the advancements of Janati Nakimera, co-founder and chief executive officer of Solar Netmering Uganda; Gitte Pedersen, co-founder and chief executive officer at Genomic Expression; Gloria See, senior research engineer at Mantel Technologies and Nikita Parikh, software engineer. All speakers offered insights from a different perspective as to what made their advancements possible.

The next IEEE series will be hosted on Friday, July 24 at noon featuring a new round of speakers—next time the topic will be global entrepreneurial programs.