Inspiring Leader day

01/15/2018 was Marting Luther kind day, this day is great opportunity to showcase leadership potential and prove that even big dreams can be achieved by hard working. It is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader.

IEEE ENIM IAS SBC members & officers in collaboration with our WIE AF celebrated this day by having a spectacular coffee talk. An enriching session in which members shared amazing thoughts about leadership.

Talk: Project Management Institute

Details of the event:
Date: 17th May 2017
Place: Cognizant Argentina offices
Number of participants: 15 Students

About the event:
IAS Student Branch Chapter of UTN-FRBA in collaboration of Cognizant bring the possibilities to assist to a Talk about project management. Cognizant is a global leader in business and technology services.
The talk takes place in the Cognizant Argentina offices where our students learn about how to make and follow different projects, unrelated how big or longer they are.

• Introduction to what is a project
• The importance of organizing
• What are the management methodologies of a project?
• What are the PMI and PMBOK.

Alejandro Gabay, Project Manager in Cognizant

Student attendees

Industrial visit to SEA Electronics

On the 14th of February, the IAS ENISo SB Chapter had an industrial visit to SEA GROUP’s branch SEA Electronics which is an industrial automation and electronics works company that operates in many fields such as mechanics automotive, pharmaceutical, chemistry, phosphate, and cement. This visit was valuable and cleared up some concepts about the substantial role of automation in the industry.

Quality training

On the 11th of February, we had a Quality management training held by FACT Consulting’s professional trainer Mr. Mohamed Taher Hedhli. We received a lot of positive feedbacks and It was a worthwhile experience in which students from different areas of specialization learned new concepts and gained several skills. Therefore, we look forward to holding such training in the near future.

Industrial visit to LEONI

Today, on the 28th of November we had our first visit to LEONI.
LEONI is a global supplier of wires, cables and wiring systems as well as a provider of related development services.

The Industrial visit  provided the IEEE IAS ENISo members an excellent opportunity to interact with industries and know more about industrial environment especially  the automotive field

How to be a successful Engineer

What is engineering? What is a professional engineer? How to be a successful engineer?

IAS IEEE ENISO STUDENT BRANCH  chapter organized a workshop to answer these questions by ENISO former students: Ali ZEHI a CO-FOUNDER at Evocraft , Mohamed BEN TURKIA a software engineer at proxym group to help new IEEE  students to know more about engineering according to their experience.

Participation in the IAS Student Branch Chapters Workshop

Our IAS ENISo Student Branch Chapter has participated in the workshop organized during the IEEE Tunisian Students and Young Professionals Meeting.  This workshop consisted of a conference held by Mr. Peter Magyar and a presentation about professional careers and afterward, we had a contest where all IAS Student Branch Chapters presented their activities during 2017 to a jury composed of Mr. Peter Magyar and the IAS chair in Tunisia. We won the award of the most active student branch chapter which was an amount of $150.

Joint IEEE IAS/PELS NUS Student Branch Chapter hosts PLECS Workshop

The Joint IEEE Industry Applications Society/Power Electronics Society (IAS/PELS) Student Branch Chapter at the National University of Singapore (NUS) hosted Plexim GmbH, for a hands-on training event on 9th November 2017. Plexim is a global leader in simulation software, PLECS, for power electronic systems. Mr. Min Luo, Field Application Engineer at Plexim GmbH, Zurich and Mr. Olivier Wu, Managing Director of INFOMATIC Pte Ltd, Singapore has conducted the hands-on training. During the day-long workshop attendees have been introduced to PLECS simulation platform, an autonomous software package for time-domain simulation of power electronic systems and RT Box, a state of the art real-time simulator for power electronics.

During the morning session, attendees have learned the modeling techniques for simulation of power electronics converters including thermal design aspects using PLECS.  In the afternoon session, Mr. Min Luo has demonstrated the versatile capabilities of RT Box to the attendees, which can be used for both real-time hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing and rapid control prototyping.

Sixteen participants attended this day-long workshop, all of whom provided positive feedback, noting how the PLECS simulation platform and RT Box can be used to speed up the power electronic converter development by reducing design time. The hands-on training has provided many insightful tips and techniques to the attendees. In addition to the technical aspects, the workshop has offered an opportunity for attendees to connect with the developers of PLECS.

The Student Branch Chapter plans to organize similar events on a regular basis.

Fig. 1. PLECS Team with event participants (photo courtesy: Sandeep Kolluri)

Fig. 2. Mr. Min Luo giving hands-on training to event participants (photo courtesy: Sandeep Kolluri)


Joint IEEE IAS/PELS NUS Student Branch Chapter hosts Distinguished Lecturer

Fig.1. Prof. Mohammad Rezwan Khan with attendees at IAS/PELS NUS SB Chapter DL program (photo courtesy: Sandeep Kolluri)

The Joint IEEE Industry Applications Society/Power Electronics Society (IAS/PELS) Student Branch Chapter at the National University of Singapore (NUS) hosted Professor Mohammad Rezwan Khan, IEEE IAS Distinguished Lecturer on 8th November 2017.  Prof. Khan is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and the vice chancellor of the United International University (UIU), Dhaka, Bangladesh.  

Prof. Khan delivered two technical seminars on the following topics:  “Solar PV based stand-alone grid systems for developing countries: Advantages of DC systems” and “Future of power system: A comparison between DC and AC”. The presentation threw light on the recent progress in the area of Solar PV Home Systems. During the presentation, Prof. Khan gave a description of a small sized PV based stand-alone system, its main components and its mode of operation with specific reference to a developing country like Bangladesh. Prof. Khan also presented few details about the on-going research projects at UIU, aiming at the diversification of solar PV applications. Innovative applications like solar mini-cold storage, solar e-cooker and solar ferry boat, developed by Prof. Kahn and the team caught the attention of the participants.  

In the later session, Prof. Khan discussed the recent paradigm shifts in the area of power systems towards DC transmission and distribution. He shed some light on the development of power electronics and explained how it helps in the resurrection of DC power systems. He elaborated on the advantages of DC over AC systems as DC systems can be more efficient and cost-effective. He concluded the presentation by proposing steps for migration from AC system to DC system and how to solve challenges in DC systems.

Twenty-five participants have attended this technical seminar, all of whom provided positive feedback, noting how the development of electronics has changed the technological base of the power system. Participants have actively interacted with Prof. Khan and discussed his ideas on solar home systems and DC grids.

The Student Branch Chapter plans to organize similar events on a regular basis.

Fig.2. Prof. Khan giving lecture on
“Future of power system: A comparison between DC and AC” (photo courtesy: Sandeep Kolluri)

Research Sharing Session – November

The Joint IA/PELS NUS student branch chapter organized a research-sharing session for the students and staff of the Power and Energy Systems area of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), NUS on 14th and 20th of November 2017. Ms. Jayantika Soni and Mr. Subash Chandar Athikessavan gave a mock defense to practice for their upcoming Ph.D. defense.

The presentation topics were as follows:

Ms. Jayantika Soni

Ms. Jayantika Soni: Analysis And Evaluation of Electric Spring as a Technology for Development of Smart Loads

Mr. Subash Chandar Athikessavan

Mr. Subash Chandar Athikessavan: Condition Monitoring of Harmonic Filter Inductors and Induction Machines Used in Marine Vessels

30 participants attended the sessions.

Submitted By:
Binita Sen,
Chair, Joint IEEE IAS/PELS NUS SB chapter

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