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IEEE Smart Tech: Metro Area Workshop Series – Glasgow, Scotland

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The IEEE Smart Tech Workshop is coming to Glasgow, Scotland 13 October. It will be held at the University of Strathclyde’s Technology Innovation Centre (TIC) and Royal College Buildings.

The one-day workshop offers two tracks, Li-Fi Technologies and their Appreciation and Real World Desktop Software Defined Radio using the RTL-SDR and MATLAB/Simulink, from which you may choose.

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Li-Fi Technologies and their Appreciation: 

  • History of Visible Light Communication (VLC)
  • New Security enabled by Li-Fi
  • LED device basics
  • Digital modulation techniques and information rates
  • Channel models
  • Detector devices
  • Multiple input multiple output transmission in Li-Fi
  • Li-Fi business cases in lighting industry

Real World Desktop Software Defined Radio using the RTL-SDR and MATLAB/Simulink: 

  • Introduction to SDR: The Wireless Revolution is just beginning!
  • From Analog to Digital – the radio driven desire to sample at GHz
  • IF SDR 100s of MHz to 10s of MHz IF to baseband
  • The  RTL-SDR Architecture: Analog Receiver and MHz Sampler
  • Live  Demo: Design of a first SDR: AM radio Receiver at 433MHz
  • Live  Demo: GSM/LTE and 3G mobiles spectra viewing
  • Signal  Synchronization, Timing, and Data Recovery

View the complete workshop agenda 


Invitation for Webinar [EASC]: IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Student-Teacher and Research Engineer/Scientist (STAR) Program

IEEE R8 Pre-University Works (PUW)Sub-Committee in collaboration with IEEE R8 Women in Engineering (WIE)invites you to a webinar on the WIE STAR program.

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is dedicated to supporting professional women within their careers and inspiring young girls around the world to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). IEEE WIE developed the STAR Program in 2000 to address the growing concern that girls are discouraged from careers in mathematics, science and engineering at a young age. This educational outreach program promotes involvement of IEEE members with local junior high and high schools to inspire a positive image of engineering careers. Through a one-to-one interaction of WIE volunteers with a Teacher-Student Team, the goal of STAR is to create a technical support network for teachers and a mentoring program for the students.

Attend this webinar to learn how you can change the world by participating in or organizing a STAR event.

Date: 04 December 2013
Time: 16h00 (GMT)

The agenda of the Webinar:

1600 – 1605 : Introduction by Sohaib Sheikh, R8 Pre-University Activities Coordinator
1605 – 1630 : WIE STAR Program by Nita Patel, IEEE Women in Engineering Chair 2013
1630 – 1640 : Q&A Session

To register to partake at the webinar, please follow this link:

https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/21937

*This webinar is free of cost.

Registered delegates will receive dial-in (toll free / online) instructions enabling participation. In case we have interest from more than 20 volunteers, then the webinar will be repeated for registered delegates. Another date/time will be proposed in discussion with the registered delegates.

Please do not hesitate to reach us if you have questions/feedback.

Regards,

PUW Team


TISP training workshop at the Hellenic Student Branch & GOLD Congress 2013

The Hellenic Student Branch & GOLD Congress 2013 was hosted by the University of Cyprus IEEE Student Branch in Nicosia (Cyprus), from 1st to 3rd of November 2013. The participants of the Congress were Student & Young Professional (GOLD) members from Greece, Cyprus and other countries of Region 8 and its aim was for the participants to socialize, exchange experiences and ideas and to develop new skills.

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The Congress program included various keynotes from IEEE Distinguished Lecturers, student branches presentations, technical workshops and presentations of current IEEE Programs. Among others, a Teacher in Service Program training workshop was presented by Ioannis Mousmoutis, Chair of the IEEE University of Thessaly (Lamia) Student Branch and his team. The main aim of the workshop was to inform the participants about the Program, to raise their interest and increase their involvement in it.

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At the beginning of the presentation, information about Pre-University programs offered by the IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) was disseminated with special focus on TISP and its goals. Afterwards, a TISP hands-on workshop was delivered.

The participants were divided in teams of 3-4 members and they were asked to build a robot arm using simple materials in 30 minutes and present it to other teams.

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After the hands on activity, TISP 2.0 was mentioned and a comparison between the two programs was made. TISP 2.0 is a Region 8 initiative. Also, Educational Portals were demonstrated and guidance to the participants was given in order to conduct TISP Workshops in their local areas.

Overall, the response from the participants was positive and we expect them to organize TISP workshop in their local areas in the future.

If you want to organize a TISP workshop in your area or need information about it then please contact us at r8puw@ieee.org


Register for upcoming Student Webinar on Educational Activities

The IEEE Student Services team is organizing a webinar on Educational Activities this month. The session is open to any IEEE member who is interested in or currently works with Students/Graduate Student Members.

Educational Activities at IEEE: 14 November 2013, at 4 pm GMT

This webinar highlights key programs within Educational Activities and how Student Members can get involved. It provides valuable resources, opportunities, and information within IEEE.

Register now for the Educational Activities webinar


TISP Hands-On Workshop at the IEEE Iberian Student-Branch Congress 2013

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From 15th to 17th of March, the IEEE Iberian Student Branch Congress 2013 was successfully organised in Oporto, Portugal. The aim of the congress was to present all the activities performed by the student branches in Portugal and Spain, and some invited student branches from Greece, Poland and Turkey, as well as delivering training and presentations on new activities and skills to new members of the executive committees.

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Rui Costa and Efthymia Arvaniti, members of the Region 8 Pre-University Works Subcommittee participated in the congress delivering presentation about PUW and a TISP Hands-On workshop. A comparison with TISP 2.0 was also performed.
During the training, Rui Costa, member of the Region 8 Educational Activities Committee introduced the objectives of the R8 EASC with focus on the Pre-University Activities.

First, an introduction and motivation to EPICS-in-IEEE was performed, providing information about the program, and some guidance on where to apply for an EPICS Project.
On the second part of the presentation the TISP program was presented, explaining its objectives and methodologies.

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The last part of the session consisted of a 30 minute hands-on TISP activity, challenging the participants to create a Chairlift based on several of-the-shelf simple materials. The Chairlift training was obtained through the TryEngineering.org portal.
The workshop counted 20 participants, that performed the hands-on workshop, gaining awareness about the TISP program and the impact that the same has in motivating for engineering education.


Educational Activities Workshops During The IEEE Jordan Section Students Meeting

IEEE Jordan Section organized an IEEE Meeting and Training for Jordanian Student Branches’ Volunteers, Which was held in Amman, 9th of March 2013. The goal of the meeting is to bring Jordan Section volunteers together in addition to delivering training session on various topics related to IEEE such like running successful student branches, membership development, awards and reporting, and educational activities.

Muhammad Mustafa and Abdelrahman AlSaifi, members of IEEE Region 8 Pre-University Activities Committee conducted a comprehensive training session about IEEE Educational Activities highlighting EPICS as a great opportunity for participants to encourage their participation in community service in a great way.

The session kicked off with an introduction to the objectives of IEEE Educational Activities Board and the standing committees within the committee, as well as the main activities for both Pre-University and University programs, talking in details about EPICS, TISP, TryEngineering.org and introducing IEEE Academics.

The second part of the session was to talk about EPICS in more details, providing information about the program and its objectives, the main categories that fall under it, and the application process, in addition to demonstrating many applications that has been carried out, and possible EPICS projects that can be applied. The students showed their huge interest in the program and expanding the operations in their student branches.

As an example that is already operational in Jordan, Fatema Hussein, Chair of GJU Student Branch introduced Lab on Wheels, which main objective is to provide schools in different provinces in Jordan with a portable lab equipped with all labs’ needs to implement new exciting experiments to students so as to help them apply theoretical studies practically.

The third session was about TISP Program, where the program and its objectives were introduced, how do TISP events work, and what happens after the training sessions with the teachers.

The session was concluded with quick information about TryEngineering.org, TryComputing.org, TryNano.org and E-Scientia.

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More pictures about the event: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.341174639327851.1073741825.188961237882526&type=1


TISP Hands-on Workshop at the IEEE Turkish Chairperson’s Meeting 2013

The Turkish IEEE Student Branches organized the IEEE Turkish Chairperson’s Meeting 2013, held in Izmir, from 4 to 9th of February. The aim of the congress was to present all the activities performed by the student branches, as well as delivering training and presentations on new activities and skills to new members of the executive committees.

Rui Costa, member of the Region 8  Educational Activities Committee participated in the congress delivering several presentations related to IEEE R8 EASC activities being one of those a TISP Hands-On workshop.

During the training were introduced the objectives of the R8 Educational Activities Sub-Committee with focus on the Pre-University Activities.

First, a introduction and motivation to EPICS-in-IEEE was performed, providing information about the program, whose participated didn’t knew before the presentation. Several examples and suggestions of possible EPICs in Turkey projects were debated, and some student branches shown interested in creating such in their University, requiring more clarifications and information on how to build a EPIC’s proposal to be sent by email.

On the second part of the presentation the TISP program was presented, explaining its objectives and methodologies. A comparison with TISP 2.0 was also performed.

The last part of the session consisted of a 40 minute hands-on TISP activity was performed, challenging the participants to create a Robot Arm based on several of-the-shelf simple materials. The Robot Arm training was obtained through the TryEngineering.org portal.

The workshop counted with 40 participants, that performed the hands-on workshop, gaining awareness about the TISP program and the impact that the same has in motivating for engineering education.

At the end, of the workshop, some final remarks were presented, and when asked about the interest in creating the first TISP initiatives in Turkey, participants shown high commitment in introducing the activity in their student branches.

 

 


TISP 2.0 and PUW Presentation at Hellenic SBC 2012

For the first time in Greece, Hellenic Student Branch Congress was successfully organized and held on 14-16 December 2012 by the IEEE Student Branch of Patras (Host), Lamias, Thrace and Messolonghi with the support of the IEEE R8SAC and Greece Section.

The event attracted more than 60 participants from 10 Student Branches all over Greece and invited student branches from University of Cyprus and IST, Portugal.

During this Congress, Rui Costa did a presentation of PUW activities explaining both TISP and EPICS-in-IEEE programs. Aided by Fábio Domingos, from IST, both presented the work done by the IST Student Branch to realize the most successful TISP of all Region 8 inspiring all the members of the Congress.

After that, followed a nice open discussion about EPICS and TISP programs between several Student Branches that motivated a lot of IEEE members to participate and start thinking of new projects that can help the local communities.

 

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R8 PUW Webinar: IEEE Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT) – Slides and recording

Thank you for making the SIGHT webinar a success. Please find the presentation slides and webinar recording in the links below.

 

Webinar Recording:

 

R8 PUW Webinar: IEEE Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT)-20121115 1759-1
November 15, 2012, 5:59 pm Reykjavik Time
37 mins
Presentation Slides:
Download Rar file:  SIGHT Webinar

First National Conference on Practical Activities in Distance Learning (CNeTP 2012) Report

The first national conference on practical activities in distance learning (CNeTP 2012) was held in Monastir on 2nd of November, under the auspice of IEEE education society Tunisia chapter, in Sciences Palace (http://www.psm.rnu.tn) Tunisia. The conference aimed to gathers academic researchers in that specific field such as Dr. Hamadou Saliah Hassane (TELUQ, Quebec university, Canada), Pr. Denis Gillet (federal polytechnics school of Lausanne Switzerland) and many other speakers.

The plenary sessions illustrate different cases of study and experiments dealing with distance learning, virtual laboratories and the educational use of “Internet of things”. My presentation was focusing on the ways to enhance experimental activities through public secondary schools in Tunisia. Teachers In-Service (TISP) activities were one of the effective educational methodologies in experimental activities. As tried within three events in Tunisia with Tunisian pre-university school teachers, it has proven that such activities improve students’ motivation to learn and to interact with knowledge. The deep interaction between research and technological innovation is a source of excellence in all human activities, especially teaching and learning activities. As well, experimental activities are essential to the development of tactile intelligence in learners. New communication technologies, used in teaching and learning, have led to the presence of several educational tools of experimental education, such as robotic laboratories. Internationally, many institutions had introduced mobile robotics as a discipline. Robots embody the simple lines of code into tangible actions. Learners are fully engaged in the exploration of new scientific itineraries to improve the performance of their projects: their robots.

The Conference was very interactive with many interesting questions and fruitful discussions on technical and pedagogical sides of those projects. The audience received a very well impression on different presentations.

Report by: Riadh Besbes, PUW member