Chapter News and Announcements
IEEE RAS student branch chapter at Saveetha Engineering College in India organized a two day national event on
INDUSTRIAL IOT, RENEWABLE ENERGY AND MACHINE LEARNING
21 & 22 February 2020
DAY 1: The two-day National Conclave on INDUSTRIAL IOT, RENEWABLE ENERGY AND MACHINE LEARNING was held on 21-22 February 2020. The Inauguration of the conclave commenced with the invocation. Dr.Srigitha S Nath, Professor & Head, ECE department, welcomed the dignitaries and the participants to the event. Dr. R.Ramesh, Principal, and Dr. R. Senthil Kumar, Vice Principal, Saveetha Engineering College offered felicitations. The function was inaugurated by our honourable chief guest Dr. R. Sarathi Chair/PES-IEEE Madras section & Professor /EEE- IIT Madras.. Dr.M.Moorthi, HOD, Medical Electronics(ECE), shared the vote of thanks. Guest lecture on importance of High voltage engineering was given by Dr. R. Sarathi from the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. After which we had Er.S.Rameshkumar, Director & CEO, Averzs Technologies, gave us a lecture on Introduction and application of Raspberry Pi & Machine learning followed by a lab session on the same was conducted by Er.Rajasekar, Project Manager, Embedded Systems, Averzs Technologies.
DAY 2: Er.Fawaz Hussain, CEO,Daystar Solar,Chennai , gave us a lecture on the needs of Renewable Energy for smart factories and its significance in the practical world. After which Dr.M.Ramalatha, R10 WIE Coordinator/ Kumaraguru College of Technology, gave us a lecture on Challenges and Issues of Women in Science & Technology in the Rural Area. The valedictory address was given by Dr.M.Ramalatha. Dr.M.Moorthi, HOD, Medical Electronics(ECE), shared the workshop report. The certificates were distributed in the valedictory ceremony.
2 May 2020 | University of Turkish Aeronautical Association, Ankara, Turkey
IEEE TRSB robofest is IEEE Robotics and Automation covered by the first contest scheduled for Turkey Section. Our contest will showcase the activities of the student branches all over the country, seek solutions to the industry and obtain products for humanity. It is a competition producing technology for humanity. In the contest, while mentioning many topics that will stimulate robotics and automation, there are also content that will provide social benefits.
Our competition will be held on 2 May 2020, hosted by the University of Turkish Aeronautical Association.
Engineering students coming in line with these issues will set an example in discovering new fields and guiding their careers. It will guide their careers with experience. Contract firms will have a chance to find internships and job opportunities by sending their resumes.Our goals are to raise awareness about how human technology, sustainable development and technically trained people can contribute, to demonstrate results and to share lessons learned from IEEE humanitarian technology and sustainable development projects.
Our contest consists of these main categories:
• Technology for humanity
• Maze solving robots
• Free category
• Case studies
• Mini sumo
Things to do for incoming participants:
• Stories from us
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Congratulations and welcome to the following newly organised RAS Chapters:
Regions 1 - 6
- University of North Texas RAS Student Branch Chapter in the Fort Worth Section
- An-Najah National University RAS Student Branch Chapter in the Israel Section
- Faculty of Science of Tunis - FST RAS Student Branch Chapter in the Tunisia Section
- Polytech Sfax Society RAS Student Branch Chapter in the Tunisia Section
- Universidad de Sonsonate RAS Student Branch Chapter in the El Salvador Section
- Instituto Tecnologico Superior de Patzcuaro RAS Student Branch Chapter in the Centro Occidente Section
- Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering and Technology RAS/Biometrics Council/Nanotechnology Council/Sensors Council/Systems Council Student Branch Chapter in the Kerala Section
- G H Patel College of Engineering and Technology RAS Student Branch Chapter in the Gujarat Section
- Pranveer Singh Institute of Technology RAS Student Branch Chapter in the Uttar Pradesh Section
- St. Joseph's College Of Engineering and Technology, Palai Student Branch Chapter in the Kerala Section
- Sir Syed Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE) Institute of Technology RAS Student Branch Chapter in the Islamabad Section
The recently-founded Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Chapter from São Carlos School of Engineering, University of São Paulo (EESC-USP), Brazil, organized starting from 18 September until 27 November the Robotics and Automation Reading Group.
São Carlos School of Engineering (EESC-USP)
The recently-founded Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Chapter from São Carlos School of Engineering, University of São Paulo (EESC-USP), Brazil, organized a round-table on 7 November 2019. The event, designated as “Automation and Labor Market: the engineer’s profile for the upcoming industry”, took place at São Carlos School of Engineering, in one of the Electrical Engineering Department buildings, from 7pm till 9pm. It was the first RAS Chapter event aimed to the campus’ undergraduate and graduate students. The event was focused on discussing what are the key characteristics of an engineering professional in Brazil nowadays and what the labor market expects from them. To improve the discussion, four engineers from different backgrounds playing very distinct roles professionally were invited. They were:
● Mr. João Soares, a former student from EESC-USP, who works in the Human Resources Technology company Kenoby;
● Prof. Dr. Bidinotto, current Professor at EESC-USP and former Flight Test Engineer at largest Brazilian aircraft company EMBRAER S.A.;
● Mr. Rovilson, electrical engineer working with automation at one of Grob Group’s subsidiaries in Brazil;
● Mr. Polegato, a PhD candidate at EESC-USP, with past experience in the field of agricultural robots at Naïo Technologies, in France, and also a RAS Member.
Around thirty people attended the event. One of our RAS Members, Mr. Noppeney, lead the discussion, in order to cover a regular amount of topics and to restrain the discussions within the preset timespan. This way, the event could be more dynamic and encourage the public to engage in the discussion regarding the topic with which they felt more comfortable. At the end, there were beverages and snacks, so the participants could have one more chance to engage in discussions with the invited engineers or with each other.
Among the feedback surveys distributed at the end of the event, 18 were completed accordingly. The feedback was strictly positive, with a few remarks regarding room temperature, event location and time for discussion. The event was the first initiative of the EESC-USP RAS Chapter towards the campus’ community and was considered a success by its members and the participants of the event.
Participants during the event. Besides the RAS Chapter participants, around 20 people outside the Chapter were also present.
(Right to left) Mr. Noppeney, the discussion host, RAS Member; Mr. Polegato; Prof. Dr. Bidinoto; Mr. Rovilson; and Mr. João Soares.
(Right to left) Mr. Noppeney, the discussion host, RAS Member; Mr. Polegato; Prof. Dr. Bidinoto; Mr. Rovilson; Mr. João Soares; Mr. Lahr, EESC-USP RAS Chair.