American engineers of Indian origin discuss projects with Indian Consul General in Chicago

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Board members of the American Association of Engineers of Indian Origin recently met with Consul General of India in Chicago. Photo courtesy AAEIO

Board members of the American Association of Engineers of Indian Origin (AAEIO), an umbrella organization, recently met with India’s Consul General in Chicago Amit Kumar for a planning meeting.

President of AAEIO Gladson Varghese led the delegation to discuss and develop several plans for the next one year, with the focus being on the main pillars of the organization, a press release said.

Educating the AAEIO community with the latest technology is one of those pillars. Vice President of the organization Nitin Maheshwari and Dr. Deepak Kant Vyas of Redberry corporation suggested developing one Aeronautical project/Drones project with the help of Boeing Foundation and Purdue University Aeronautical Engineering team. This project can be launched at the Inauguration Gala Sept. 26, 2021, the press release said.

Second pillar is professional opportunities for the AAEIO member base, for which the organization will provide assistance with technical/job related needs, connect with experts and mentors who can support professional and entrepreneurial   aspirations.

The third pillar is the Entrepreneurial network to motivate and support promising and budding entrepreneurs in their endeavors.

The fourth and final focus of AAEIO will be on charitable activities like providing merit and need-based scholarships for engineering students.

Several other plans were proposed by Dr. Ajit Pant, president elect, Abhishek Jain, treasurer, Gulzar singh, CEO of Pan Oceanic, Gordhen Patel, chairman American Circuits, Brij Sharma, CEO Power Volt, Sanjjeev Singh, managing partner Asar Digital, Vinoz Chanamolu, CEO Indsoft, Nag Jaiswal, CTO of Salesforce, Rajinder Bir Singh, senior engineering manager, Navistar, Vijay Kaul, Birla Institute of Technology and Ami Patel, COO of  Elite RF.

The Business Incubator project specifically designed to help young start-ups to innovate and grow, will be launched on September 26, 2021, at the Inauguration Gala at Oakbrook Marriott. The AAEIO will partner with T-Hub on this program which is geared to provide  mentorship, education and access to investors for startups or sole entrepreneurs. This will allow companies and ideas to take shape while operating at a lower cost during the early stages of business incubation, the press release said.

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