About a year ago, Smita Shah, the president, and CEO of Spaan, appeared on the Steve Cochran Show. She talked about engineering and why it was so important. She also talked about herself, in regards to what she has been doing in engineering, tech, science, and math.
She started off by saying she launched a tech company just two years after she graduated from MIT with a Master’s Degree. Smita Shah said that the worse thing that would have happened would be she’d fail, while the best thing would be something would come out of it. The businesswoman described herself as being a nerd when she was younger, and she was one of the few girls who were interested in STEM.
Smita Shah’s company is an engineering/tech company. In her interview, she discussed how her company builds bridges and helps with projects that result in increased energy efficiency, such as installing solar roofs. However, she does believe that more people should become interested in pursuing engineering.
More About Smita Shah
Smita Shah launched her company SPAAN Tech in 1998, and her company focuses on tackling technical projects via alternative solutions. Her business was recognized as being one of the fastest growing companies by Inc. Magazine, and her company has won a number of awards.
She is a businesswoman who specializes in program management, construction management, and engineering. She possesses a number of credentials, such as LEED AP BD+C. She is also a Professional Engineer and has the credentials to back her up. She is licensed to do engineering in several states.
As for education, she has an impressive educational background. She has studied and earned degrees and qualifications from some of the most notable schools in the world. This includes Oxford University and Northwestern University. She also earned a degree from MIT in Massachusetts. Learn more: https://about.me/smita.shah
She is currently the Vice Chairman at Chicago Plan Commission, and she has held the position for over 10 years. Smita Shah serves on the board of directors of the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, as well as serves as a Board Director of Chicago Sister Cities International.