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IEEE RUET WIE Student Branch Affinity Group presented “Seminar on Dissertation Process of Thesis/Project and Tech Talk on Plasmonic Nanoparticles” in association with IEEE RUET Student Branch on 25th November, 2017 at RUET.
Around 220 participants including about 40 IEEE members and 180 non-IEEE members were present there. A heartiest thanks to all the participants for attending the program. Dr. Ajay Krishno Sarkar Sir, Professor and Head of Dept. of EEE, RUET blessed us with his presence in our program. Tasnim Binte Shawkat Ma'am, Lecturer, Dept. of ECE, RUET and Kusum Tara Ma'am, Lecturer, Dept. of EEE, RUET were also present in our program as guests.

The program was segmented into three sessions. It started at 4.000 pm with the first session “Tech Talk on Utility of Plasmonic Nanoparticles” which was conducted by Dr. Mustafa Habib Chowdhury, Assistant Professor, Dept. of EEE, Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB). He presented some of his works on nanoparticles performed in his laboratory and emphasized on increasing its efficiency. The duration of this session was one hour. The next session was “IEEE Membership Session” which was conducted by our student members. In this session, our student coordinator Mim Naz Rahman delivered a presentation on the beneficiary factors of being an IEEE member. The last session entitled “Seminar on Dissertation Process of Thesis/Project” was conducted by Dr. Abdur Razzak, Head, Dept. of EEE., Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB). He delivered a very important speech on this crucial topic and shared his valuable instruction on conducting a thesis successfully. A small competitive segment was also organized in this session and the winners were given prizes for further encouragement. At last our beloved Ajay Sir rendered a short speech and presented our two guest speakers with crests as a small token of appreciation. With a photo session segment, the program came to end.




Excellence in Excel

IEEE RUET Student Branch organized the workshop titled “Excellence in Excel-A Workshop on MS Excel- Formulas and Data Analysis” on 10th November, 2017 at ECE Seminar Room, ECE Building, RUET.
The total number of participants was about 55 including both members and non-members. The workshop went on for almost 9 hours consisting of three long sessions. Our two honourable instructors, Md. Aliullah Sujan (Assistant Director, Walton Micro-Tech Co. Ltd. And Former Chair, IEEE RUET Student Branch) and MOHD. Ebadur Rahman Ebad (Assistant Engineer, Walton Micro-Tech Co. Ltd. And Former Vice Chair, IEEE RUET Student Branch) led the workshop with great excellence. After completing the first session a short break was taken to provide everybody with lunch. Also there were some refreshing arrangement for the participants throughout the program which actually kept the participants lively through this long program. In addition with that the spontaneous representation and very effective instructions given by the instructors made the participants enjoy the learning sessions fully. There were also several quiz taken now and then from which the participants also got to practice what they had learnt so far on the spot. This workshop became very effective as well as responsive with the helpfulness of both instructors and the enthusiasm shown by the participators. Students got to learn features like filtering and sorting, data validation, conditional formatting, pivot table and many more things throughout the workshop. The workshop came to an end after IEEE RUET Student Branch presented our two instructors with crests as a token of appreciation followed by the distribution of participation certificates among the participants. The participants also captured photos to keep the memories of this beneficial workshop. We are grateful to all for making this program a successful one.





IEEE Day is the most awaited event of the year for the IEEE members around the globe. IEEE RUET Student Branch always had been a pioneer for its creative works and frequency of activities. Like every other year, this year the branch kept the trend going and celebrated IEEE DAY 2017 with highest joy and festivity on 12th October, 2017.
The day started with a friendly football match in the early morning where the team of the members of 13 series defeated the team of the members from the other batches by two goals. Then the IEEE Day t-shirts were distributed among the members. At 9:30 AM the IEEE DAY rally started from the premises of the EEE department building which ended at the RUET Shahid Minar. The second part of the celebration was held at ECE seminar room which was started by the quiz competition. Then the session "Technical talk with the professionals" happened. Tasnim Binte Shawkat, Lecturer, Dept. of ECE, RUET took the first part of the session where she talked about the wonder of modern communication systems: Optical Fiber. Then she shared her valuable experiences of being a volunteer of IEEE. After that, Sharafat Ali, Former Vice Chair, IEEE RUET SB and a graduate of University Malaysia Perlis enlightened the members by sharing his vast research works and experiences. He showed us the importance of co-curricular activities with some of his real-life experiences. The most awaited part of the event, the interactive session started at 11:00 AM soon after the technical session ended where 10 teams each having 4 members fought for the glory. The segment was divided in three parts. The first two part was to solve different types of puzzles and 6 out of 8 teams got eliminated. The final part was to find out the possible technical solutions of some most common real-life problems of Bangladesh. Each of the remaining four teams were given four different problems. They had six minutes to brainstorm their ideas and an additional two minutes to present the idea which ended the session. Then the cake cutting ceremony took place. After that, the prizes of different segments as well as of the writing competition organized by the IEEE RUET WIE Affinity Group was presented to the winners. The joyous day came to an end by the photo session with our honorable guests.




Workshop on IEEEXtreme Programming Competition 11.0

On 13th September, 2017 IEEE RUET Student Branch organized an event on "Workshop for IEEEXtreme 11.0" at ECE Seminar Room, ECE Building, RUET and it was supported by IEEE Bangladesh Section.

IEEEXtreme is an annual hackathon and competitive programming challenge in which teams of IEEE student member, often supported by an IEEE student branch and proctored by an IEEE member, compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems. In this workshop every other thing the participants need to know about programming competition including the registration procedure, competition rules and all the to-do?s of IEEEXtreme 11.0 were briefly explained. This workshop was started at 4:00 PM with 40 participants. Thanks to all the participants for having interest in IEEEXtreme Programming Contest 11.0 and attending the workshop.

The workshop was taken by
1.Barshon Sen
Lecturer, Dept. of CSE, RUET
Coach, RUET NCPC Team 2016 & 2017
2.Russel Mahmud
Webmaster, IEEE BDS SAC Team

Before starting the workshop, the student ambassador of IEEEXtreme of IEEE RUET Student Branch, Omar Faruk Mazumder gave us some basic information about IEEEXtreme and its previous activities.

Then, our speaker Russel Mahmud thanked all for joining the workshop. Then he briefly discussed about HackerRank Programming Platform, type of problems and which type of answer we need to solve, rules and mark distribution etc.

Our beloved teacher, couch of RUET NCPC Team 2016 & 2017, Barshon Sen sir came through and told us about benefit of teamwork and his own experience. He inspired us for coding and participating such competition so that we can solve our real life problems easily. He helped us with giving many instructions and website where we can practice problem.

After that Md. Siratul Islam, the student ambassador of IEEE Day 2017 presented IEEE day activities and plans and previous events.

After the seminar, IEEE RUET Student Branch presented the speakers a gift as a token of appreciation. With this the program came to an end.




Seminar on "IoT and it's Impact"

On 19th August, 2017 IEEE RUET Student Branch organized a seminar on "IoT and it’s impact" at ETE Seminar Room, ECE Building, RUET.
It was a very responsive and successful seminar with about 80 participants.

The seminar was taken by:
Shadly Salahuddin
IoT Professional ( Firmware developer and hardware designer for IoT devices ),
Embedded System Engineer,
AplombTech BD Limited.

During the two hours of the seminar, our speaker provided basic ideas on IoT. He enlightened us about IoT (Internet of Things), the present stage of IoT, how to work with IoT, how to code, necessary devices, impacts and future of IoT etc. He also described the growing field of IoT in Bangladesh. This seminar was very informative to them who wants to build up their career on Modern Technologies like: IoT. After the seminar, IEEE RUET Student Branch presented the speaker a gift as a token of appreciation. With this the program came to an end.




Seminar on IELTS for Higher Study

On 1st August, 2017 IEEE RUET Student Branch organized a seminar on "IELTS for Higher Study" at ECE Seminar Room, ECE Building, RUET.
It was a very responsive and successful seminar with about 70 participants. Thanks to all the participants for attending the seminar.

Speaker's Profile:
Mohammad Sharafat Ali
M.Sc. Engineer (Research Mode)
Research Assistant, Advanced Communication Engineering Cluster Centre of Excellence University of Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia.
During the one hour seminar he provided basic ideas and instructions about IELTS for undergraduate students who were willing to go abroad.After the seminar, IEEE RUET Student Branch presented the speaker a gift as a token of appreciation. With this the program came to an end.




Fellowships & Scholarships in Australia via Endeavour

IEEE RUET Student Branch organized a seminar on "Fellowships & Scholarships in Australia via Endeavour" on 06 May, 2017 at ETE seminar room, ECE Building, RUET.
Many engineering students look forward to receive higher education in aboard at a renowned university. Australian universities are ranked highly in international outlook. Australian international education is a world leading brand. It manages the Australian Government's engagement with other countries across the world on matters related to education. The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships is a project to develop on going educational, research and provide opportunities.

Speaker's Profile:
Prof. Dr. Md. Hasanuzzaman Talukder
Endeavour Research Fellow, James Cook University, Australia
Head of the Department of Parasitology, BAU.
LaTeX, a shortening for Lamport TeX, is a widely used document preparation system. The acceptability of a thesis paper quite depends upon the efficiency of the preparation of the writer's documents. LaTeX comes handy in this regard. According to the LaTeX project website, the features that this software provides are:

1. Type setting journal articles, technical reports, books, and slide presentations.
2. Control over large documents containing sectioning, cross-references, tables and figures.
3. Type setting of complex mathematical formulas.
4. Advanced type setting of mathematics with AMS-LaTeX.
5. Automatic generation of bibliographies and indexes.
6. Multi-lingual typesetting.
7. Inclusion of artwork, and process or spot colour.
8. Using PostScript or Metafont fonts
9. Writing a quality scientific research paper is important for both pre and post graduate students.

As IEEE RUET WIE Student Branch Affinity Group always aims at providing students the best assistance needed, we are arranging this workshop. If you are thinking of having a good start to LaTeX, join our workshop by getting registered. Remember seats are limited.

PCB, the printed circuit board, is the board base on which different components are electrically connected. It gives physical support to the components and is made of fiberglass or composite epoxy. PCBs are the main motherboards of any electronic device from simple ones to complex. Electronic devices can't be thought of without PCBs.

As the field of electronics is increasing, the scope for PCB designing is on the rise. Not only that, students interested in electronics and taking it as major should have a command over PCB designing to excel academically. An effective PCB design reduces the possibilities of error and the chances of short circuit. A good knowledge in PCB designing will help the students to make their innovative ideas and projects come into reality. It will give the authority to explore the field of electronics.

Speaker Profile:

Shoilie Chakma
Lecturer, Department of EEE, BUET
Ex-faculty, BRAC University
Treasurer, WIE Bangladesh Section.

PCB Designing:
Irtiza Haque
System Engineer
Service Operation




Workshop on "Latex and PCB Designing"

IEEE RUET WIE Student Branch Affinity Group organized “Workshop on Latex and PCB Designing” in association with WIE Affinity Group, IEEE Bangladesh Section on April 21st-22nd, 2017 at ECE Seminar Room, ECE Building, RUET.




Workshop on "Mobile Application Development"

IEEE RUET Student Branch arranged a workshop on "Mobile Application Development", supported by IEEE Bangladesh Section on 20 & 21 March, 2017.
IEEEmadC (Mobile Applications Development Contest) is an annual international contest organized by IEEE for all IEEE student members across the globe. Teams from different student branches under IEEE Bangladesh Section took part in this contest in the previous years. In order to groom the students for the contest and boost up their participations, Student Activities Committee of IEEE Bangladesh Section (IEEE BDS SAC) had taken the initiative to support a series of technical workshops on Mobile Application Development in collaboration with different Student Branches under IEEE Bangladesh Section. IEEE RUET Student Branch is one of the five selected student branches for organizing this workshop.

Development of creative and user friendly mobile applications is making our living easier and more efficient. Hence, this skill is in high demand. This workshop offers you the opportunity to have a good start as a beginner in Mobile Application Development.

Kits & snacks were provided and certificates were also given to the participants.

Speakers' Profile:
Md. Ashrafuzzaman
Lead developer, Texlab IT

Md. Abdur Rahman
Former Vice chair, IEEE RUET Student Branch

Mehedi Mahmud Russel
Former Vice-Chair, IEEE RUET Student Branch
Student Ambassador, IEEEmadC 2017
Former Web master, IEEE BDS SAC Team




Seminar on Publishing Papers in Journals

IEEE RUET Student Branch organized Seminar on "What to Do to Publish Papers in High Impact Journals" on January 29, 2017 at ECE Seminar Room, ECE Building, RUET.
It is important to be aware of the acceptability of both the journal and the research paper among the scientific society while we are intending to publish our research outcomes in high quality journals. Hence knowing more about some key points is vital to write a paper. This seminar was for those individuals who are planning to publish papers. In the seminar, they got the opportunity of having a clear concept about the following points:
Basic norms for publishing research outcomes,
Identifying the quality of the journal,
Identification of the best time for paper submission,
An idea of using different word processors for writing papers,
Representation of the research outcomes in the best way,
How to address the reviewers' comments.
Speaker's Profile:
Dr. Apel Mahmud
B.Sc. Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET).
Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering), University of New South Wales, Australia.
Lecturer, Deakin University, Australia.
Chair, IEEE PES Victorian Chapter.
Committee member, IEEE PES Dynamic Performance Committee, USA.
Former research publication fellow, University of New South Wales.
Former research fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia.
Former lecturer, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia.IEEE RUET Student Branch had offerred this seminar, free of any registration fee.




Workshop on EndNote

EndNote is a citation software package. It is produced by Thomson Reuters and commercially used to manage bibliographies and references when writing technical articles.
In technical paper writing such as Thesis papers, Research articles, Journals, even during writing a book, adding references is a must. But while adding a huge number of references, a writer faces many difficulties. In order to make it easier, software is used. EndNote is the most popular one for this kind of task. It is important to know about EndNote in details to lessen difficulties while writing a technical paper. Hence, IEEE RUET Student Branch organized a workshop titled "EndNote: An Efficient Assistant for Paper Publication" on January 13, 2017.

Engineering student often has to write a thesis paper and sometimes other technical papers. Adding references while maintaining the formatting and numbering is quite time consuming and really challenging. Using EndNote makes it easier to add the references while maintaining the format guideline. It helps writer to cite large number of references without repetition. Also, the practice of adding references through citation software is beneficial to future authors of research articles.
Speaker's Profile:
Md. Sharafat Ali
M.Sc Engg. (Research Mode)
Research Assistant
Advanced Communication Engineering Cluster
Centre of Excellence
University Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia.