Online programming contests were conducted by the Ncode SIG to encourage students to take up programming and to identify the best programmers in college. An event titled Ncode-Reloaded was conducted to train students for IEEE Xtreme.
IEEE XTREME 6.0 saw participation from over 10 teams from the Student Branch and teams secured ranks 339, 447, 693 and 730 on an International level.
Open Source UVCE Meetup (OSUM), a Special Interest Group delving into open knowledge and innovation in the open source world was started this year. A session was conducted by OSUM about Linux and open source technologies.
The OSUM SIG conducted Hackathon ’13, a daylong event in which participants designed useful apps using python. There were over 60 participants.
Robotics Club conducted a seminar on how to build a line follower robot from scratch followed by which was a session and workshop on Autonomous robots conducted by Li2 Innovations.
Last year we had planned to start an Astronomy club for space enthusiasts. We have accomplished the same and this witnessed the setting up of an Astronomy SIG to cater the interests of astronomy aficionados. The Astronomy Club conducted two seminars on the Transit of Venus and Higgs Boson-the God particle and the works done at the LHC for the students by the students.
The astronomy club also conducted a talk dealing with the mysteries surrounding the moon landing by US.
WIE IEEE UVCE organized a two day workshop, WIE-MINE (Motivating, Inspiring and Navigating Engineers) on the 30th of January and 1st January 2013. The workshop was designed keeping in mind the importance that data analysis has gained over the years.
There were talks on Image Processing and Biometrics by Chetana Hegde and on Computer Networks by Anita Kanavalli, for the benefit of students pursuing research under Avishkar.
A workshop on Speed Math was conducted to enhance the thinking capacity by Vista-Mind which was attended by many participants.
A field trip to TITAN Industries in Hosur was organized to learn about the heavy machinery at work in the testing, waterproofing and packaging units.
Student members participated in the IEEE Bangalore section BRV Vardhan paper presentation awards and won the consolation prize.
Student members from IEEE UVCE volunteered at SIMPLE, an event organized by IEEE Bangalore Section to help professional members apply and get elevated to IEEE Senior membership.
IEEE UVCE helped volunteer at the Power Electronics conference organized by the Power and Energy Society , IEEE Bangalore Section on “Advances in Distributed Generation : Micro-Grid, Net-Metering & Renewable Integration”.
IEEE UVCE in association with IEEE GOLD and SMILE Foundation organized the Teacher In Service Programme (TISP) which was aimed at inculcating innovative teaching at the high school level.
WIE Professional activities Day was organized by the IEEE Bangalore Section on 1st September, 2013. This was an event that aimed at budding professional women engineers who were a part of IEEE. There was a Skills session, a talk on career aspects for women, an elite panel discussion, keynote addressing and much more. The event saw participation from over 100 students from UVCE, RNSIT, Reva, SKSJTI, BMSCE, VVIET Mysore, GIT Belgaum etc. WIE IEEE UVCE actively volunteered for the event. Our efforts were well recognized when WIE IEEE UVCE won the Most Active WIE Branch at the Bangalore Section level. The award was given on the WIE Professional Activities Day.
IEEE Student Leadership Congress 2013, based on the theme of LEADERSHIP & ENTREPRENEURSHIP was organized by IEEE Mysore Hub on 14th-15th September in Suttur. A group of students were selected to attend the congress where they got an opportunity to listen to many sessions of diverse topics. The students selected from our student branch to attend the meet were Chaithanya Rai K, Mahesh R B, Tejas N, Bharathkumar Hegde, Kaushik K R, Uma Priya and Kaushik K N.
IEEE Day was held on 30th September 2013 which was also an orientation program for the fresher’s and showcased the various advantages of being an IEEE member.
IEEE All India Student Congress 2013 was hosted by the IEEE Madras Section from 3rd-6th October at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, and Tamil Nadu. 5 Students- Vidhya K Pai, Madhuri K Madan, Kunal S, Swaroop E and Prashanth S from our college were selected to attend this congress.
WIE Day was organized on 22nd October, 2013. This was an orientation program for everyone, organized by WIE IEEE UVCE. The attendees were briefed up about what WIE does, about its benefits etc.
KAGADA ‘13, the National Annual Technical Paper Symposium of IEEE UVCE was held on the 8th November 2013. Total of 40 papers were received from various colleges, out of which 17 were shortlisted. KAGADA ’13 witnessed participation from students from Mysore, Mandya, Mangalore and Belgaum along with top colleges from Bangalore. KAGADA saw active participation from the students in all the paper presentation categories. Also, a STAR program was organized where 30 girl students from Govt Girls High School, Ulsoor were invited to our college. We had an ice breaker session and a poster presentation competition organized for them.
Session on Web designing happened on 9th November, 2013. This event was open to all and saw participation from over 80 students. An alumnus of UVCE from SAP Labs, Chandrajith P B and a final year student of UVCE, Kaushik Dutt were the speakers for the event. The session was hands- on and at the end of it, tools and languages required to build a website was roughly covered.
On 12th November, 2013, the IEEE UVCE Execom got an opportunity to meet Dr. Ramalatha Marimuthu, the chairperson of WIE IEEE Madras Section. Dr. Ramalatha had come to our college and the execom had a great time interacting with her.
The Grace Hopper Celebration India conference was held at Hotel Lalit Ashok, Bangalore from 13th- 15th November, 2013. 8 students from UVCE, received scholarships to attend the event. A team comprising of Samhitha M R, 8thsem ISE and Shruthy S, 8thsem CSE also got a chance to be a part of the poster presentation at the conference.
The IEEE UVCE Execom also got a chance to meet Dr. Parveen Wahid, the WIE Chairperson of Orlando, on 11th December, 2013. Dr. Parveen gave a presentation on what WIE does, how the members are benefited and also inspired the students in many ways.