Javier Cano | Vice President of Student Affairs

Javier Cano has been an active SPEED member since 2013, and has attended the WEEF conference since 2013 in Cartagena, Colombia. He has been the SPEED Vice-President for Finance since 2014, served as the Co-Chair last year in Seoul, and the Chair of the Global Student Forum this year in Kuala Lumpur. In the present day, Javier is the longest standing member of the SPEED executive committee, and has served as an active and thoughtful student leader in most student-lead engineering education initiatives under the SPEED-WEEF-GEDC umbrella, including several fruitful partnerships with industrial and professional organizations, launching new student initiatives in at least 8 new countries, and sharing and acting upon a vision for the future of student-lead engineering education initiatives. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from the University Escuela Colombiana de Ingeniería Julio Garavito in Bogotá, Colombia, and is preparing to work on his Master’s degree at the University of Applied Sciences in Würzburg-Schweinfurt, Germany. Javier’s time away from school and SPEED is spent working on his social entrepreneurial venture called the JADA Foundation (Fundación Internacional para el Desarrollo de la Educación y Cultura de la mano de la Tecnología). The JADA foundation works with low-socioeconomic status and indigenous communities in Colombia to provide them with educational opportunities via accessible technology while preserving their culture. With all his work and alongside others, Javier aims to provide educational tools and resources to people who need them the most.