On April 14, Vaughn students Waseem Hussain ’18 and Jonathan Zubarrian ’18 were invited by Vaughn Adjunct Professor the Hon. John Golia to participate in the Aerospace Maintenance Competition at the MRO conference in Miami, Florida.

Dr. Amir Elzawawy, assistant professor in the engineering and technology department, led the students in creating their newly constructed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Hussain and Zubarrian joined over 300 high school students and over 1000 companies from various areas involved in the skills competition.

Dr. Maxine Lubner, chair of the management department, accompanied the students to the conference where the association of model aeronautics (AMA) hosted the students at their model aircraft simulation booth.

“The Vaughn College UAV student club has proven to be an effective tool for students to incorporate education, skills and creativity into their passion for Aeronautics,” said Dr. Lubner. “Hopefully more of our students will be heavily involved in future conferences to come.”


From left: Jonathan Zubarriain ‘18, John Goglia, Dr. Lubner,  and Waseem Hussain ‘18 at competition.