On 4th October, 2016 IEEE AIUB Student Branch hosted and celebrated the IEEE Day 2016 at the Faculty of Engineering Building, AIUB. In commemoration of the day, IEEE AIUB Student Branch organized a multiple sessions and competitions from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
The day long was inaugurated by an opening speech from Dr. A. B. M. Siddique Hossain, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, followed by Dr. Md. Abdur Rahman, Director and Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB; Educational Activity Coordinator, IEEE Bangladesh Section, who gave an inspirational speech. Later, a cake was cut by the faculty members present to officially inaugurate the day-long event and then it shared amongst the attendees.
Following that, after a small interactive quiz session, the first session titled “Women On the Go” began at room 266 at the Faculty of Engineering building, AIUB. The speaker for the session was Farah Nazifa, Business Development Researcher, G.G. Bashundhara Group; Lead, Google Women Techmakers Bangladesh. During the session, she shared her personal experiences and encouraged the audience to never give up, follow their dreams and also learn things beyond the curriculum of the respective departments the audience were from. At the end of the session, Dr. M. Tanseer Ali, Counselor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch; Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB, gave the token of appreciation to the guest speaker.
After that, a technical talk session titled “Talk on Freelancing in Bangladesh Perspective” began, which was conducted by Jubayer Rahman, Senior IT Executive, BDCoders; Webmaster, IEEE AIUB Student Branch (2014). During the session he explained in detail what is freelancing, how to get into freelancing and other technical details. At the end of the session, Dr. M. Tanseer Ali presented the speaker with the token of appreciation.
Later, an indoor gaming session was organized where the participants played Table-Tennis and then later lunch was distributed to the participants. After that began another technical talk session titled “Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles”, with Ahmed Mortuza Saleque, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB, as the speaker. During the session he gave an informative presentation discussing how the conventional Internal Combustion Engine works; the history, configurations, machine control and supercharging of Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles. The session was concluded with a series of questions and answers, after which Dr. M. Tanseer Ali presented the speaker with the token of appreciation.
Next took place the interactive quiz contest session followed by a series of presentations from the selected participants for the Engineering Idea Sharing Contest. Following that was a non-technical session with Mr. Naveed Mahmud, Entrepreneur, Founder, Naveed’s Comedy Club – Bangladesh’s first comedy venue; TV host, The Naveed Mahbub Show; Best Male Comedian, 2007 Original Las Vegas Comedy Festival, as the guest speaker. During his performance he tried to relay life-lessons to the audience through his life experiences. He talked about life morals and how one should be like in terms of keeping commitments and also to learn from people with real-life experiences. After his presentation he answered a couple of questions from the audience and then Dr. M. Tanseer Ali presented the token of appreciation to him.
After that the awards for the interactive quiz contest, engineering idea sharing competition and the table tennis competition were distributed amongst the winners. Later, a cultural activity session took place where multiple songs and drama were performed by in-house performers. Later, Shaon M Shahjalal, Assistant System Admin, Apple Communication Limited-IIG; Chair, IEEE AIUB Student Branch(2011-12), took the stage and said a few following which he called upon the numbers for the raffle draw winners.
The event was then concluded with the closing remarks from Dr. M. Tanseer Ali and then a photo session with the participants. The day-long event was graced by the presence of Dr. A. B. M. Siddique Hossain, Dean, Faculty of Engineering; Dr. Md. Abdur Rahman, Director and Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB; Educational Activity Coordinator, IEEE Bangladesh Section; Dr. M Tanseer Ali, Counselor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch; Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB; Farhadul Arifin, Counselor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch (2015); Kazi Ahmed Asif Fuad, Motivator and IA-S Chair, IEEE AIUB Student Branch; Publicity Coordinator, IEEE Bangladesh Section; Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB, and many other faculty members from the faculty of engineering.