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Winter Seminar: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

You are cordially invited to the Mechanical Department Seminar Series
Speaker Aaron Weast
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Location: EC 326
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
A theme of how my SCU engineering education has led to success within Nike, talking about the Nike+, FuelBand, Back to the Future shoe, etc.  Also touching on unique factors and qualities that help engineers become successful within non-engineering organizations and leadership—talking through my interaction with our Nike's CEO and Exec teams (communication skills, learning the audience, conciseness, etc.).  Things that resonate with SCU's mission and unique breadth of content for an engineering degree.

Aaron Weast (BSME '99) is one of the original founders of the underwater robotics programs at SCU.  He has most recently taken his talents to form the engineering team for Digital Sport (the team responsible for Nike+ FuelBand, Nike+ Basketball/Training, etc) where he led all engineering disciplines including the development of the science of NikeFuel.  Aaron also helped create the Nike Air Mag 2012, which raised over $11 million dollars for the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Most recently Aaron joined Nike's innovation team as the innovation lead for Nike Basketball and Brand Jordan.