In association with the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, RUET and IEEE RUET Student Branch, IEEE RUET IAS Student Branch Chapter arranged a seminar entitled “From the Smart City to the Smart Grid: The Role of IoT” on 26th December 2017 at RUET Auditorium.
IoT means the ‘Internet of things’. It’s not just a name, it’s the key to the future. If we dream of a city that is safe, secure and environmentally sustainable, issues of public safety, city planning, industry facilitation, resource utilization, energy conservation, traffic control, telemedicine, home care, and any other human needs are to be ensured. To accomplish this, the integration of a large number of IoT devices is required. But the smart city will still not be perfect unless a large electric grid which includes a variety of operational and energy measures including smart meters, smart appliances, renewable energy resources, etc. which is called a smart grid exists. There are a lot of scopes for improvement in this sector. Considering all these IEEE RUET IAS Student Branch Chapter organized a seminar entitled “From the Smart City to the Smart Grid: The Role of IoT”.
Prof. Dr. Saifur Rahman, PhD
Joseph Loring Professor of electrical engineering
Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute
Arlington, Virginia, USA
President, IEEE Power & Energy Society
With the association of IEEE RUET Student Branch and Department of EEE, RUET; IEEE RUET IAS Student Branch Chapter arranged a daylong workshop entitled “Solar Home System: Design, Installation & Maintenance” on 02 December, 2017 at ME Seminar Room, RUET.
Solar Energy is considered to be one of the main weapons to fight against global warming and CO2 emission. Scientists and technologists are considering it as a realistic alternative source of energy for future because of its various potentials. Many countries in the world are spending a huge amount of financial assets for doing researches on how to make solar energy more user friendly and bring this to everyone’s life. A number of big companies are spending their capitals as well as their valuable time for solar energy which is now-a-days stated as “the energy of future”.
Also in order to create alternating job opportunities and for the welfare of humankind Solar Energy is being considered to be an effective solution source. Expectedly in such a developing country like ours, the demand of energy is very high and the sources of energy are inadequate compared to the demand. So from the perspective of our country, Solar Energy is very important. For the proper implementation of Solar Energy among people, the technology sector should be the most concerned ones. It’s a demand of our situation that the students of electrical sectors should be well acquainted to Solar Energy and its possibilities in the power sector. Considering all of this IEEE RUET IAS Student Branch Chapter organized a workshop entitled “Solar Home System: Design, Installation & Maintenance”.
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.
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 honorable instructors were 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).
Ebadur Rahman Ebad led the workshop with great excellence. After completing the first session a short break was taken to provide everybody with lunch. Also, there was some refreshing arrangement for the participants throughout the program which kept the participants lively through this long program. Also 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 quizzes taken now and then from which the participants also got to practice what they had learned so far on the spot. This workshop became very effective as well as responsive to 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 the IEEE RUET Student Branch presented the 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.
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 the 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 the 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 Student Branch 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 into three parts. The first two parts were 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 regarding some of the most common real-life problems of Bangladesh. Each of the remaining four teams was 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 event titled as “ Inter University Online Writing Contest” organized by the IEEE RUET WIE Student Branch Affinity Group was presented to the winners. The joyous day came to an end by the photo session with our honorable guests.
IEEE RUET WIE Student Branch Affinity Group arranged an Inter-University Online Writing Contest on 12th October 2017 to celebrate the IEEE day. IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) is the world’s largest technical professional society establishing a global connection between individuals or groups working in electrical, electronic and computing fields since 1884. It brings all the newer technological advancements and innovations together in one single platform. While the world benefits from what’s new today, IEEE focuses on reshaping the future. As a part of the celebration of this special day, IEEE RUET WIE Student Branch Affinity Group in association with IEEE RUET Student Branch brought up an online writing contest titled “Inter University Online Writing Contest” on the topic entitled as "IEEE and Evolution of Communication". It was an Inter university competition. So all the current students of UGC approved universities were eligible to participate in the contest individually. Participants had to send their writings in proper format within 8 October 2017 maintaining the rules mentioned in the event description.
The winners of writing competition are as follows:
Champion: Md. Hassanul Karim Roni from RUET.
First runner up: Atia Tamsi Pami from RUET.
Second runner up: Syed Safwan from IUT.
The contest was judged by Harun Rashid (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Humanities, RUET) and Sumaiya Kabir (Lecturer, Dept. of EEE, RUET).
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 members, often supported by an IEEE student branch and proctored by an IEEE member, compete in 24 hours 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 an interest in IEEEXtreme Programming Contest 11.0 and attending the workshop.
The workshop was taken by
Lecturer, Dept. of CSE, RUET
Coach, RUET NCPC Team 2016 & 2017
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 HackerRank Programming Platform, type of problems and which type of answer we need to solve, rules and mark distribution, etc. Our beloved teacher, coach of RUET NCPC Team 2016 & 2017, Barshon Sen sir came through and told us about the benefit of teamwork and his own experience. He inspired us for coding and participating in such competition so that we can solve our real-life problems easily. He helped us by giving many instructions and a website where we can practice problems. 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.
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:
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 in 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.
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.
The seminar was taken by:
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.
The first Technical tour organized by IEEE RUET IAS Student Branch Chapter was held on 18th May, 2017 at Rajshahi Jute Mill. Around 26 students with our four honourable teachers visited the mill. We received a warmly welcome by Engr. MD. Ziaul Haque, Head of Engineering Department, Rajshahi Jute Mill. Then we inspected the factory, storage, boiler, foundry shop, power sub-station. While visiting, Engr. Md. Ziaul Haque showed us many machines in factory (i.e. Emulsion Plant, Softener Machine, Breaker Card, Finisher Card, Drawing Machine etc.) and described their working principle, daily production, safety system, wages, drawbacks and limitation of production. In his conversation, he included that the mill gains a lot of foreign currency from African countries i.e. Sudan. While leaving, our honourable sir Dr. Md. Rabiul Islam thanked him for giving us his valuable time. Dr. Md. Rabiul Islam Sir along with the chair of IEEE RUET Student Branch presented the jute mill via Engr. Md. Ziaul Haque with a crest as a sign of gratitude.
On 6th May 2017 IEEE RUET Student Branch organized a seminar on "Fellowships & Scholarships in Australia via Endeavour" at ETE Seminar Room, ECE Building, RUET.
It was a very responsive and successful seminar with about 50 participants. Thanks to all the participants for attending the seminar.
The seminar was taken by:
Professor Dr. Md. Hasanuzzaman Talukder
Endeavour Research Fellow, James Cook University, Australia.
Research Fellow, Veterinary Medicine, Tottori University.
Professor, Department of Parasitology, BAU.
During the one hour seminar, he introduced different scopes for scholarships in different undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
At the end of the program Professor Dr. S.M. Abdur Razzak (Professor, Dept. of EEE, RUET) briefly discussed the fields of scholarship to the participants and expressed his gratitude to the honorable speaker. After the seminar, IEEE RUET Student Branch presented the speaker a crest as a token of appreciation. Then the participants took part in a photo session with the speaker. With this, the program came to an end.
A workshop titled “Workshop on LaTeX and PCB Designing” was organized by IEEE RUET WIE Student Branch Affinity Group on April 21st, 2017 and April 22nd,2017 at ECE Seminar room, ECE building, RUET. It was a very effective and successful workshop with more than 80 participants. Thanks to all participants for attending the workshop. Special thanks to WIE, IEEE BDS for associating with us. At the inauguration of the event Professor Dr. S.M. Abdur Razzak, Advisor, IEEE RUET WIE Student Branch AG was present. Mentioning how important these two topics were for the students he expressed his gratitude to WIE, Bangladesh Section for their assistance. On the first day, the workshop on LaTeX was conducted by Shoilie Chakma (Lecturer, Department of EEE, BUET & Treasurer, WIE Bangladesh Section). During the three hours workshop, she introduced different features of LaTeX software. On the second day, Irtiza Haque (System Engineer, Service Operation, Grameenphone) took the workshop on PCB Designing. The participants were mainly first and second-year students. They seemed quite contented with their acquired knowledge from the workshop. After the workshop, IEEE RUET WIE Student Branch Affinity Group presented each instructor a crest as a token of appreciation. Then the participants were given participation certificates. With this, the program came to an end.
IEEE RUET WIE Student Branch Affinity Group arranged a program titled, "Celebration of International Women 's Day" on March 8, 2017, at ECE Seminar room, ECE Building, RUET. This event was organized to recognize the spirit of International Women’s Day and also to celebrate the day. This program had two segments. The first one is a presentation by the IEEE RUET WIE Student Branch Affinity Group. The other one was a public speaking contest. The topic of the contest was "Steps to take up for increasing the participation of women in the technology sector". English was preferred as the language for the contest. A certificate and prize were given to inspire the best speaker.
On 20th – 21st March 2017, IEEE RUET Student Branch organized a workshop entitled “Workshop on Mobile Application Development”. It was an initiative of the IEEE BDS SAC Team and supported by IEEE Bangladesh Section. With 50 participants, the workshop was aimed to introduce mobile application development and to promote IEEEmadC 2017. The first day was conducted by Md. Ashrafuzzaman (Lead developer, Texlab IT) who started the workshop by introducing Android OS and environment for developing android app. On the last day, Md. Abdur Rahman (Former Vice-chair, IEEE RUET Student Branch) and Mehedi Mahmud Russel (Former Vice-Chair, IEEE RUET Student Branch, Student Ambassador, IEEEmadC 2017 and Former Webmaster, IEEE BDS SAC Team) instructed the participants together about making app interactive and developing their first app.
Mehedi Mahmud Russel, as an ambassador of IEEEmadC, shared information about IEEEmadC and motivated them to participate. At the closing ceremony, our honorable counselor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abdul Goffar Khan inspired students with his motivational speech. Speakers received certificates and gifts as a token of gratitude. In the end, IEEEmadC promotional gifts and snacks were provided to participants.
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. The seminar was taken by Dr. Apel Mahmud. (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.) The total number of participants was about 45. The seminar was helpful in knowing the acceptability of both the journal and the research paper among the scientific society while intending to publish research outcomes in high quality journals. This seminar was being put together for those individuals who are planning to publish papers.
In the seminar, they got the opportunity of having a clear concept about 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.
IEEE RUET Student Branch organized a Seminar on “Workshop on EndNote “on January 13, 2017, at the RUET auditorium. Honorable Speaker, Md. Sharafat Ali, M.Sc Engg. (Research Mode), Research Assistant, Advanced Communication Engineering Cluster, Centre of Excellence, University Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia, conducted the session about Endnote and guided the aspiring participants throughout his insightful speech. About 150 participants attended the workshop including both IEEE members and non-IEEE-members from different universities, it was a remarkable workshop and was the first event of IEEE RUET Student Branch in 2020. He also discussed the troubles with numbering and sequencing the references while formatting paper. The workshop was very helpful to the participants regarding writing a technical paper.
A gift as a token of appreciation was presented to our honorable speaker, Md. Sharafat Ali. He presented the certificate to some participants. Food and kits were provided for the attending participants in the workshop.