His educational background includes the use of fieldbus technology in pilot plant applications. He has been on Singapore Polytechnic's Director's Honor Roll for two consecutive years. He is seeking a career in the instrumentation and control industry and plans to attend a university in Singapore to obtain an Electrical Engineering degree.
Gias Ahmed, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Enrolled in the Industrial Instrumentation Technology program at SAIT, Ahmed has more than 13 years of experience working in Bangladesh's natural gas transmission, distribution and utility industries. He has been involved with computerized natural gas metering systems, and is skilled in the installation, commissioning and maintenance of gas regulating and metering equipment. Married and a father of two, Ahmed hopes to expand his knowledge of industrial instrumentation technology by attending SAIT.
Shawn Loonam, Lee College, Baytown, Texas. As president of Lee College's ISA Student Section, Loonam has demonstrated a strong interest in instrumentation and control technology. He is studying for an Associate of Applied Science degree, and believes that fieldbus technology is becoming the preferred means of communication in the instrumentation field. In addition to his academic pursuits, Shawn serves as vice president of public relations and a senator for Phi Theta Kappa—the honors society for two-year colleges.