by Riyaz Khair
Student Activities & Young Engineers in ASHRAE Co-Chair
I joined ASHRAE in my last year of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta and met my now current employer at one of the Chapter’s monthly meetings. There, I get to work with today’s cutting edge tech in indoor-air-quality and room-level controls. I routinely came out to our chapter’s monthly meetings, but decided to get more involved the last couple years.
As part of the NAC Board of Governors, I reach out to students interested (or oblivious) about the building sciences industry - bolstering curiosity and questions. I work to bridge the gap between the students and the industry.
As part of YEA, I am working to foster the building sciences community amongst the young (young at heart!). Getting to know the people in your industry is great: other perspectives and experiences help you grow professionally and personally.
If you have suggestions, ideas, or just want to reach out – please do!