On 12th June 2021, the IEEE AIUB Student Branch organized the IEEE Members’ Orientation 2021 through the virtual platform of Zoom Meeting at 3 PM (GMT+6 hrs). The objective of this orientation program is to introduce and welcome the new members of the current year to the foundation and organogram of the IEEE AIUB Student Branch along with the acknowledgment of the invaluable hard work and commitment put in by the faculty members and students who fulfill the governing body’s role in the previous year. IEEE Members’ Orientation is usually held at the beginning of each year with interactive media, presentations, talks, and an award ceremony held by the Executive Body of the branch and the distinguished faculty members governing the branch but due to the pandemic of COVID-19, this year it has been organized during the mid-year.
The grand event was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. ABM Siddique Hossain, Advisor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch; Dean, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB with the recounting of IEEE’s long history and enlightening the members on the organization’s principal objective and vision. He discussed the real-life example of Maxwell to portrait a relationship of the importance of getting acquainted with the roots of one’s affiliated organization. Later, the first segment of the event was conducted by Dr. Mohammad Hasan Imam, Counselor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch; Senior Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB who presented the mesmerizing history of the IEEE AIUB Student Branch from the beginning till date. In his presentation, the multifarious achievements of the Student Branch, the recognition from the IEEE Region 10 as well as from the IEEE Bangladesh Section, and the brief introduction to the activities of the Student Branch along with the Chapters and Affinity Group of the student branch were highlighted prominently. After his presentation, a documentary video was displayed that comprises a short history, some notable moments, and achievements of the IEEE AIUB Student Branch along with its journey from the very beginning till this moment.
After portraying the video, the floor was taken by Chowdhury Akram Hossain, Former Counselor, IEEE AIUB SB; IEEE MGA Training Committee, Member, Student Awards & Recognition Committee, IEEE MGA SAC; Senior Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB. He started his presentation by encouraging the members for volunteering with the IEEE due to its noble significance. The benefits of IEEE Membership and the opportunity of strong networking & collaboration were the key points of his discussion towards the members. At the end of his motivational words, he had presented the virtual token of appreciation to all the outgoing Executives of the IEEE AIUB Student Branch for their enormous effort, dedication, and commitment towards the branch throughout the whole period.
After the farewell of the former Executives, Md. Saniat Rahman Zishan, Advisor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch; Associate Professor and Head (CoE), Faculty of Engineering, AIUB took the floor. After sharing his invaluable remarks to the new members of the Branch, he had declared the new Executive Committee of the IEEE AIUB Student Branch along with the Executives of the Chapters and Affinity Group for the year 2021. After conveying a warm congratulation to the newly elected Executive members, he wished them luck for taking the glory of the branch to the peak altitude of the Section as well as in the entire IEEE Region 10.
Shortly after the announcement of the new executive committee, a short speech from the newly elected Chairperson of the IEEE AIUB Student Branch; Md. Yeasib Bin Hassan, and the Vice-Chairperson; Shartaz khan Akash was made. Also, the former Chairperson Md. Asaf-Ud-Doulah delivered a virtuous speech for the newly elected Executive members.
Finally, Prof. Dr. Md. Abdur Rahman; Advisor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch; Associate Dean, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB; conveyed his wonderful words to the new Governing body of the Student Branch for the year 2021 and also delivered the concluding speech of this auspicious program. At the end of the program, the upcoming events of the IEEE AIUB Student Branch were elaborately discussed, and a group photo session was then taken, which marked the end of the event. The event was graced by the presence of Distinguished Faculty members of AIUB and 150+ registered IEEE Student Members.