Executive Director & Senior Engineering Designer, University of Toronto Aerospace Team
Ridwan Howlader is a multidisciplinary leader who is passionate about motivating positive change and facilitating growth of innovative and high-impact teams. Ridwan is currently the Executive Director & Senior Engineering Designer at the University of Toronto Aerospace Team (UTAT). UTAT is multidisciplinary student design team that designs and builds drones, rockets, and satellites for competitions and research purposes. This team is currently working on defending their national title for the Unmanned Systems Canada competition, breaking the Canadian amateur rocketry altitude record, as well as develop Canada’s first fully student-funded satellite. Ridwan’s involvement with UTAT’s technical and educational advances has inspired him to redefine student innovation, and ultimately create a sustainable platform for educational, leadership, and engineering practices.