Category Archives: Tunisia, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Technology (INSAT) SB IAS Chapter

Quality Management System standards ISO 9001 certified training

Details of the workshop:

Date: November 11th, 12th, and 18th
Place: IMDTEC (AQI) center, Borj-louzir, Ariana
Number of participants: 36 Students

IEEE IAS Chapter – INSAT Student Branch in collaboration with AQI (African Quality Institute), organized an international management system standards ISO 9001 2015 version certified training (International certificate).

The ISO 9001 standard defines requirements for the establishment of a quality management system for organizations wishing to continuously improve customer satisfaction and provide compliant products and services.

This certification will help the students know more about the quality management within the industries and improve their technical and professional skills in this field, as well as have an important asset in their resume.

LabVIEW Training Sessions

Details of the workshops:

Date: September 2017 – January 2018
Place: National Institute of Applied Science and Technology, INSAT
Number of participants: 60 Students
Number of sessions: 8 sessions

Engineering is dedicated to meet human needs. Thus engineers must master several tools to contribute effectively to the advancement of technology, to stay ahead of the curve, to think beyond current challenges and to develop solutions for the future. Therefore, IEEE IAS INSAT SB Chapter organized a series of training sessions in LabVIEW in collaboration with National Instruments (NI) program LSA (LabVIEW Student Ambassador).

The LabVIEW Student Ambassador (LSA) Program empowers engineering students to learn the LabVIEW graphical programming environment used by millions of engineers and scientists to develop sophisticated measurement, test and control systems.

All the participant students benefited from good quality workshops giving them the opportunity to achieve LabVIEW proficiency, certification, and product support.

The workshops were conducted by Saif FAIDI, who is LSA, senior year student in Industrial Computing & Automatic Control at INSAT. Participants learned the basics of LabVIEW, how to develop applications with the LabVIEW graphical development environment and create applications using the “state machine” design template.

IEEE Day by IAS INSAT SB Chapter

Details of the event:
Date: 4th October 2017
Place: National Institute of Applied Science and Technology, INSAT
Attendees: 200 IEEE INSAT Student members + 300 INSAT students (none members)
Topic: IEEE Day’s theme is: “Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow”

IEEE Day: Celebrating the first time in history when engineers worldwide and IEEE members gathered to share their technical ideas in 1884.

IEEE Day’s theme is: Leveraging

Technology for a Better Tomorrow”. While the world benefit s from what’s new, IEEE focuses on what’s next. IEEE Day 2017 is the 8th edition of the same and was celebrated on 4th October 2017.

This year IEEE INSAT Student Branch and IEEE IAS INSAT chapter took part in this celebration.

With only one goal, to make members and INSAT students know about Industry Applications Society and about our chapter activities, IEEE IAS INSAT organized a booth decorated with flyers, IAS INSAT banner and a big screen showing pictures of our special moments and our past events within IAS INSAT SB. 2

We invited students to our booth, provided them with information and answered all of their questions.

The member of the board as well as the

IAS volunteer’s worked on some projects exposed on the awaited day, for instance:

  • A led cube that shows our chapter name
  • A remote-controlled robot handing flyers to attract attendees to our booth.
  • A hologram that shows many photos in 3D.
  • A web application Quiz to help the participants know more about famous characters in the scientific field.

This organization was successful thanks to the great effort of IAS INSAT SB Chapter volunteers and members of the board.

Lean Manufacturing and Management Training Sessions

Details of the training sessions:

Date: August 26th and 27th
Place: SESAME University
Number of participants: 18 students
Number of sessions: 2 sessions

The IEEE INSAT Student branch organized the “5 days of summer school” event in SESAME University. It’s a five-day event during which, training sessions and workshops were provided for the participants. Various themes have been selected, gathering all of the chapters and the affinity groups. It was a great opportunity for the participants to get started with IEEE activities for this current year and get prepared for the engineering career. This event is in collaboration with the freshly established IEEE SESAME Student Branch.

During this important event, the IAS INSAT Student branch chapter, arranged, for two days, a training session in Lean Manufacturing and Management: the first module of the Yellow Belt. Lean Manufacturing and Management is a systematic method for waste minimization within a manufacturing system without sacrificing productivity. It is a great tool that helps the students learn how to manage a high-quality production process and help them face their professional career. These two-day courses were led by our great trainer, Mr. Amine ELABED, from the L2M center.

LabVIEW Training Sessions

Details of the workshops:

Date: November 2016 – March 2017

Place: National Institute of Applied Science and Technology, INSAT

Number of participants: 25 Students

Number of sessions: 8 sessions

Engineering is dedicated to meet humanity needs. Thus engineers must master several tools to contribute effectively to the advancement of technology, to stay ahead of the curve, to think beyond current challenges and to develop solutions for the future. Therefore, IEEE IAS INSAT SB Chapter organized a series of training sessions in LabVIEW in collaboration with National Instruments (NI) program LSA (LabVIEW Student Ambassador).

The LabVIEW Student Ambassador (LSA) Program empowers engineering students to learn the LabVIEW graphical programming environment used by millions of engineers and scientists to develop sophisticated measurement, test and control systems. The student will provide fellow students and faculty members on campus with a series of workshops giving them the opportunity to achieve LabVIEW proficiency, certification and product support.

The workshops were conducted by Hichem BILLALI, who is LSA, senior year student in Industrial Computing & Automatic Control at INSAT and our friend.

Participants learned the basics of LabVIEW, they learned how to develop applications with the LabVIEW graphical development environment and created applications using the “state machine” design template.

We also invited Mr. Mehdi BOUZID, who is area sales manager at NI for a special workshop “Do Engineering” on 8 February 2017. The topic of the workshop included NI myRIO features and applications, he also gave us an introduction to NI myDAQ and in the end of the workshop an insight into ‘NI Technology preview‘. And of course his presence was so valuable, Mr. Mehdi answered all our questions concerning NI Student Design Contest: NI Graphical System Design Musabaka 2017 and about his journey as an engineer in National Instruments.

Submitted by

Islem CHERIF
IEEE IAS INSAT SB Chair 2016-2017

IoT Workshop @ National Institute of Applied Science and Technology, INSAT

 

Details of the workshop

Date: 1st March 2017

Place: National Institute of Applied Science and Technology, INSAT

Number of participants: 15 students

Topic: Internet of Things

You’ve likely heard the phrase “Internet of Things” -or IoT- at some point, but you might also be scratching your head figuring out what it is or what it means.

Aware of the importance of this promising paradigm, IEEE IAS-INSAT Student Branch provides its members and all INSAT students with the opportunity to have a closer look on this topic by offering them a workshop on IoT conducted by Pr. Farouk Kamounk and Dr. Naceur Chafroud.

The objective of the workshop is to give the opportunity to students to learn about the new challenges in IoT and to exchange ideas on the recent and future advances of IoT.

During the workshop, Pr. Farouk Kamounk, who is co-founder of IoT Tunisia, the chair of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Tunisia Chapter and the president of SESAME University, presented an explanation of Internet of Things and its applications in the field of health sector and intelligent cities. He gave us an insight into new concepts related to the Internet of NanoThings (IoNT) and the Internet of Bio-NanoThings (IoBNT). Pr. Farouk concluded his presentation with inviting us to participate in IoT Tunisia Forum which is an event and an opportunity to bring industry leaders together with national and international experts to work together and build networks and partnerships.

Then, Dr. Naceur Chafroud, who is working at Cynapsys- a Software engineering company, – presented an application in IoT Transportation “SMART Parking”.

It is an intelligent Parking Management system. Thanks to a mobile application or a web interface, drivers can, via their telephone or via the Web, find the best parking position of their vehicle (Floor, the nearest place, handicapped place), whatever the shape of the car park.

The workshop was both enjoyable and informative.

Women In Industry

International Women’s Day, 5th March 2017

“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights,” says world-renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem.

Thus International Women’s Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action, whatever that looks like globally at a local level. But one thing is for sure, International Women’s Day has been occurring for well over a century, and continues to grow from strength to strength.

As a celebration for this sacred day, IEEE IAS INSAT SB chapter in collaboration with IEEE WIE INSAT Affinity Group organized “Women in Industry”. An event that cherish the women’s work and contribution in the industry as engineers and leaders.

Since it is very important to connect with other female professionals who’s taking the step forward in the engineering fields and industry, we invited Mrs Nejiba BOUZAIANE KHALFALLAH.

Mrs Nejiba is the general manager of EPI Solutions, a certified trainer at UNIDO, a master trainer at Women’s Enterprise for Sustainability, a telecommunication engineer but before all she’s a leader and a loved mother and wife.

During our talk, Mrs Nejiba told us her story and struggle to gain her position in the industry and build her first company in the 90’s after her trip to USA. She encourage all attendees to pursue their dreams and ambition and never underestimate their self “Be Bold for Change”.

Mrs Nejiba highlights the fact that being a woman and engineer is neither that easy nor that hard. Because as an engineer you have the tools to change the world and to solve humanity’s most faced problems. In the other hand as a woman, everything that you’re about to do will have a deep impact on the society and on the other girls and women who follow your steps.

After our talk, we watched a movie “Hidden Figures” which is a biographical drama film. It is a story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) during the early years of the U.S. space program.

 

 

Industrial visit to Valeo DAV Tunisia

Details of visit:

Date: 15th May 2016 and 12th April 2017

Place: Z.I. Rue des Metaux, Ben Arous 2013

Number of Participants: 33 IEEE INSAT student members

About the visit:

IEEE IAS members had 2 industrial visits to Valeo Ben Arous, which is an important supplier, providing a wide range of products to auto manufacturers and after-markets.

The visit was insured by the HR general services coordinator Mr. Amine Belhadj. Thanks to the visits, we gained a better understanding of the company and its operations. It was both enjoyable and informative.

During the 1st visit we’ve met Mr. Sofiene NASRAOUI -Quality Engineer at Valeo- who explained to us the working of some machinery, allowing us to understand the functioning of different process and get answers to our questions.

Also we’ve met Mr.Abdel Karim MESKIN -Research & Development Engineer at Valeo- .Thanks to his detailed explanation that enabled us to know the role of R&D engineer which is creating new business opportunities by researching and inventing new engineering and manufacturing methods, as well as applying new knowledge and technology to improve existing methods.

During our 2nd visit to the company, Mrs Khouloud MANAI, HR coordinator welcomed us and presented the new changes in Valeo since last year. After that, Mr. Wassim TARHOUNI –Industrial maintenance engineer at Valeo- took us on tour and provided us with information, explaining some of manufacturing process. We were so glad to have the tour with Mr. Wassim since he was a student at our University (graduation 2014). Therefore he gave us priceless advices of how to succeed our studies at INSAT and achieve our goals after university. 

About the company: Smart Technology for Smarter cars

Valeo is an automotive supplier and partner to automakers worldwide. As a technology company, they design innovative solutions for smart mobility, with a particular focus on intuitive driving and reducing CO emissions. The Group also provides and distributes spare parts for automakers and independent aftermarket operators. The company offers services in:

 

 Submission by

Islem CHERIF

IEEE IAS INSAT SB Chair 2016-2017

Industrial visit to MARQUARDT Tunisia

Details of visit:

Date: 26th April 2017

Place: Marquardt Tunisia, Industrial Zone-El Agba 2087, El Hrairia, Tunis, Tunisia

Number of Participants: 17 IEEE INSAT student members

About the visit:

An industrial visit was carried out at Marquardt Tunisie in ZI El Agba, on 26th April, 2017. The main objective behind the visit was to make students aware about how various activities related to manufacturing equipment, supply chain management and the production of injection molded components are carried out in the company and give them an insight into the automotive industry.

During the visit Mrs. Samia-Communication Manager- and Mrs. Leila -Industrial engineer- guided us and shared information about the company and the manufacturing process at MARQUARDT Tunisia.

About the company: Think Global – Act Local

Marquardt Tunisia has many years of experience in the assembly and production of injected molded components. The company takes pride in its new Research and Development Department which offers services to customers in the field of switches, sensors and controls. The following technologies and divisions can be found at the company:

  • Manual, semi and fully-automated assembly
  • Plastic manufacturing
  • Electronic manufacturing
  • Research and development

Submitted by:

Islem CHERIF

IEEE IAS INSAT SB Chair 2016-2017