IEEE Events Report 2014

IEEE Events Report 2014

  • A WIE session was held as part of the IEEE Industry Day celebration on 7th January 2014 at J N TATA Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. The session had 3 distinguished speakers talk, which centred on the core theme of women safety and assistive technology. The session saw over 100 participants. WIE IEEE UVCE conducted a session on Technology Solutions for Women at this event which had eminent speakers as Dr. Ramalatha Marimuttu, Dr.Chitra Thyagarajan and Ms. Sahana J.
  • IEEE UVCE student branch volunteered for IEEE International Workshop on Women in Electromagnetics held by IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore on 7th and 8th March 2014.
  • IEEE Bangalore Section organized the Branch Councillors Meet on 13th April, 2014. Branch Councillors and Office Bearers from all over the section were invited to discuss various issues and address the Student Branches on various issues related to the section. The meet was held at University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore and saw participation from around 20 colleges. The main highlight of the event was that the Internship Portal IeeeINTERNSHIP and the section magazine FUSION were inaugurated. Also a bid was called on for the Flagship events for the Section, BRV Vardhan Paper presentation competition and the Student Leadership Congress.
  • IMPETUS ‘14 was held on the 4th and 5th of April, 2014 and was based on the theme of ‘RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT’ and saw a footfall of over 700 participants this year. All the seminars and events organised as part of IMPETUS ’14 were centred on the theme. The chief guests were Dr. G K Suryanarayan, Chief Scientist at NAL; Mr. Ravikiran Annaswamy, Chair, IEEE Bangalore Section and Mr.Yathish L N, CTO, Huawei Technologies India. Some of the Events of IMPETUS ‘14 were: QUIZZICAL, SWITCHPLAY, RECRUIT, SUMMIT, ICODE, FACE OFF, ROBOTICS and GAME THEORY. These events were accompanied by many other fun events like BUSYNESS 2.0, PRISON BREAK, SHERLOCKED and BLACK OUT which saw huge turnouts.
  • On 5th April 2014, an alumni meet was held for the active alumni of IEEE UVCE in IMPETUS. An interactive session was organized where the alumni and the current Execom members put forth their opinions, shared some of their past experiences and talked about how being part of IEEE helped them. After the session, the alumni members took part in Epsilon, a Cyber Treasure Hunt that was designed as part of the fun session.
  • Our members presented their papers in international conferences. Professor Kiran K presented his paper at IEEE TENSYMP 2014, held at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, on 14-16 April 2014.
  • The Branch Counsellor of IEEE UVCE, Dr P Deepa Shenoy has been appointed as the Student Activities Committee Chairperson of the IEEE Bangalore Section for the year 2014-15.
  • N-Code, the programming club of IEEE UVCE conducted online programming contests to encourage students to take up programming and to enrich the programming abilities of the students. More than 100 Students from UVCE participated in Ncode contests that were held every month on Codechef.
  • IEEEXTREME 7.0 saw participation from over 11 teams from the Student Branch and team Fellowshipof0 consisting of Jithin Joseph, 8th Sem ECE; Adhiviraj Singh Bangari,6th Sem Mech; Prashanth S, 6th Sem Mech secured first rank in the student branch, a country rank of 17 and a world rank of 264.
  • Ripples are our weekly events which are to provide encouragement and platforms to young students to improve their organizing, leadership and public speaking skills.
  • The literary club brought the newsletter named PatrIEEEka. In this articles from student members were included.
  • Bhaag UVCE Bhaag, a treasure hunt, was the first event organized in our college on 12th August 2014. This event was exclusively for the 1st years to welcome them. The event saw a participation of 110 enthusiastic students.
  • Session on Basics of Programming in C was conducted by UVCE NCODE. The workshop was a boost for all the students to lay their hands on programming. Conducted on 20th August 2014, around 90 people from all branches attended the session.
  • The Python Workshop was organised on 23rd August 2014 by Pycon India, an organisation dedicated to develop the Python programming language skills among people. The workshop was morning to evening lasting hands-on session. It witnessed a participation of more than 100 students.
  • Game Theory 101 was a new category of event held on 2nd September 2014. The first round was a quiz on mathematics problems based on probability and logic.
  • The Aavishkar Club of IEEE UVCE held a meet on 9th September 2014 to discuss on research and development among students. The organisers explained the preliminaries to start research in college answering questions like where to start, what to start with etc. Also, they highlighted Project Vishisht where interested students could select their field of interest and guides will be allocated to lead their research. Around 50 people attended the event.
  • Four UVCE alumni from IBM conducted a session on IBM Blue Mix on 12th September 2014. IBM Blue Mix is the latest cloud offering from IBM which enables organizations and developers to quickly and easily create, deploy and manage applications on the cloud. The session started with a brief description on the new open source software. This was followed by a Q&A session where a lucky few won goodies. A demonstration on trending microcontroller devices like Raspberry pie was presented. A total of 70 students attended the event.
  • The IEEE UVCE membership drive for the current year 2014-2015 started off with the IEEE Orientation held in the Seminar Hall at Jnana-Jyothi Auditorium. The orientation witnessed a turnout of 200 students. Various benefits of IEEE in the Global level as well as student branch level were made known to the audience.
  • Four students from IEEE UVCE student branch volunteered for Smart Tech Metro Area Series Workshop held by IEEE Bangalore Section at Hotel Lalit Ashok on 26th and 27th September 2014.
  • A TISP volunteer Workshop was conducted by IEEE UVCE in association with IEEE Young Professionals on 28th September 2014. Over 30 volunteer students of IEEE UVCE were trained through various sessions and fun activities by the Young Professional volunteers so that they can go to various schools and train teachers by conducting sessions in a similar manner to enhance their teaching skills.
  • Five of our students Aravinda S K, Chitra S Reddy, Deepika Poovaiha, Mahesh R B, Kaushik K N were selected to attend the IEEE All India Student Congress from 6th-8th October 2014 held at Nirma University, Gujarat.
  • ‘IEEE day’ which was conducted on 12th of October was one of the huge successes in the history of IEEE UVCE. WIE IEEE UVCE had been a part of it. WIE team had conducted a fun event ‘JUST SAY KNOW’ where in participants of about 40 were present which resulted in 10 teams. We organized an event named ‘TECHFUN’ which was technically fun oriented treasure hunt event. Also a number of innovative events like round table programming, a robotics exhibition where different kinds of liner robots were live demonstrated, session on design thinking were conducted. Participants enjoyed their whole time and also we had a very good feedback about the event from all the participants. All the winners were given away with goodies like pen drives, t shirts and headphones.
  • Electrical and Electronics Club organized orientation day along with an event on 15th October 2014. Event was to guess the names of latest and trending technologies looking at related pictures. This event was attended by most of the electrical and electronics students of UVCE. Around 40 students attended the event.
  • A Poster Session was conducted by Aavishkar club ahead of KAGADA 2014 on 20th October. The major goal of the workshop was to encourage the students and answer their questions about basics of making a technical poster. Around 40 students attended the session and it was of great help to the first year students who were new the research part of technical field.
  • Microsoft in Association with Women in Engineering (WIE) conducted a Webinar on the 30th October, 2014.This session was aimed at learning about some of the advancements in technology and the new products being developed to improve lives of humans. The session was conducted by the Microsoft Student Partners from UVCE and it witnessed an audience of around 30 women. This interactive session ended with a quick quiz on coding in which the students participated with great enthusiasm.
  • IEEE UVCE along with IEEE Bangalore Section had the privilege of hosting Kristen MacCartney, Manager, and University Relations on 30th October. An interactive session with her was organized where students from various student branches and from UVCE attended. After her keynote address, office bearers from various student branches presented a brief overview about the activities of their respective IEEE student branches. Over 100 students attended the session.
  • A Hands-on Certificate Workshop on Sixth Sense technology was organized by IEEE UVCE in association with Technophilia Systems on 1st and 2nd November 2014. This workshop was attended by over 80 students and the certified instructors oriented the students about sixth sense technology through teaching about various topics in Mat lab. By the end of the workshop the students were experienced in controlling of PowerPoint presentations, playing songs in media player, capturing photos and other tasks through hand gestures.
  • An event known as UVCE Jaatre was held on 12th November 2014. IEEE UVCE had organized a stall at this fair where students were informed about the activities and events conducted by IEEE UVCE for students and the IEEE membership FAQs were also answered. Also at the stall, fun rapid round quizzes were held about technical topics and the winners were awarded goodies.
  • KAGADA 2014, the National Annual Technical Paper Symposium of IEEE UVCE was held on the 14th November 2014. Total of 30 papers were received from various colleges, out of which 10 were shortlisted in all the categories. KAGADA ’14 witnessed participation from students from Mysore, Tumkur and Tamil Nadu along with top colleges from Bangalore. KAGADA saw active participation from the students in all the paper presentation categories.
  • STAR program through WIE, IEEE UVCE conducted a full day event for students of Government BBMP High School, Chikkapet. The program for the day included career counselling, workshop on MS office, poster competition on the topic ‘Swacch Bharat’ and small fun filled games. The event hoped to encourage the students to take up higher education and a platform to showcase their talents .The best posters, active students and talented individuals were suitably rewarded. By the end of the day, the students reluctantly returned home with prizes and gifts from the event.
  • An Industrial Visit to Microsoft was organized for the students on 15th November 2014. 50 Students along with two faculty co-ordinators visited Microsoft office at Embassy Golf Link Parks where they got an opportunity to discover the working of a software industry and learn about trending topics in the industry.
  • The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) includes a series of conferences designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Around 14 female students from UVCE were awarded scholarships to attend the conference. The three day conference included hackathon, poster presentation competition, panels on entrepreneurship, technical topics and career advancement. The Fifth Annual Grace Hopper Celebration, India took place in Hotel Lalit Ashok from 19th to 21st November 2014.

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