Activities of IEEE R10 Bhutan Subsection

IEE R10 Subsection activities in the Year 2021

The first general meeting and 9th IEEE meeting among the members was held on 22nd December, 2020. The main agenda of the meeting was to discuss and nominate the office bearers of 2021 for the subsection. Four office bearers were nominated and endorsed by the members as given below:

Chair – Mr Kamal Kumar Chapagai, Lecturer ECE Department
Vice Chair – Ms. Kezang Dema, Lecturer IT Department
Secretary- Mr. Manoj Chhetri, Lecturer IT Department
Treasurer - Mr. Namgay Tenzin, Lecturer Electrical Department

The meeting also discussed way forward for the subsection and planned activities. The most important agenda was on organization of the international conference planned in February 2020 which was postponed indefinately. The conference was planned to be held on 5th and 6th of February 2021 in Virtual Mode.

International Conference on Science, Engineering and Technology (ICSciEnTec2020)

5th and 6th February 2021

The 1st International Conference on Science, Engineering and Technology (ICSciEnTec2020) was held on the 5th and 6th of February 2021 by the IEEE Bhutan Subsection with the center for renewal and sustainable energy development (CRSED) and Center for Disaster Risk Reduction and Community Development Studies (CDRRCDS). The conference was dedicated to the Birth anniversary of his royal highness the Gyalsey. The conference aimed to bring together researchers from different domains of science and engineering to share their research findings.

IEE R10 Subsection activities in the Year 2020

The first general meeting among the members was held on 14th February, 2020. The main agenda of the meeting was to discuss and nominate the office bearers of 2021 for the subsection. Four office bearers were nominated and endorsed by the members as given below:

Chair – Mr. Tandin Wangchuk, Lecturer
Vice Chair – Mr Kamal Kumar Chapagai, Lecturer
Secretary – Ms. Kezang Dema, Associate Lecturer
Treasurer- Mr. Manoj Chhetri, Associate Lecturer

The next general meeting was held on 29th June 2020 to discuss on way forward of ICSciEnTec2020 conference which was at halt due to pandemic COVID-19. The members decided to organize on February 2021 if the pandemic situation gets better. Other agenda includes the discussion on various activities that the members can coordinate during this pandemic situation.

The members could not conduct more general meetings due to COVID-19 and constant lockdown, nevertheless many were involved in various voluntary activities which will be covered in later section. Another general meeting was held on 7th August, 2020. The main agendas for the meeting was to discuss on our subsections’ interest to host R10 flagship conferences and also to share on 2020 R10 SYWL virtual congress.

Developing online Database Application

29th March, 2020 – 6th April, 2020

The subsection members helped an organization in developing online database to enter the details of evacuees who were affected due to COVID-19 situation.

3 subsection members were rigorously involved in this work.

 

Survey data collection from evacuees during COVID-19

15 members helped the local government in conducting the survey to collect the  details of evacuees who were affected by pandemic COVID-19 situation.

Load and Unload of food essentials during COVID-19

24th March, 2020

10 members volunteered to help Food Corporation of Bhutan who supplies the food essentials to the people to load and unload their stock in different locations amidst COVID-19.

Development of Electric Fence Energizer prototype

1st April, 2020 – 1st May, 2020

There was a requirement to design and construct an electric fence energizer Motion detection and early warning system for border surveillance amidst COVID-19.

A total of 3 members from our subsection worked on it and completed their work within a month.

Satellite Development Workshop for faculty members

A workshop on satellite development using HEPTA Sat kit was given to 4 faculties of the college

Satellite Development Workshop for students

3rd December, 2019 – 6th December, 2019

A workshop on satellite development using HEPTA Sat kit was given to 4 students of the college

Workshop on Turnitin Plagiarism Software

2nd May, 2020

A workshop on Turnitin plagiarism software was given ton 15 faculties

Workshop on Turnitin Plagiarism Software

30th July, 2020

A second round of workshop on Turnitin plagiarism software was given to 18 faculties who missed the earlier session give on 2nd May, 2020.

Students seminar

9th May, 2020 to 10th May, 2020

A total of 34 third year students from BE in Information Technology made oral presentation on various fields related to Information Technology

Annal Student Research meet

24th August, 2020 to 26th August, 2020

The 3rd Annual Student Research meet was organized by the subsection in collaboration with the office of Dean of Research for 3 days using BigBlueButton platform.
12 best project groups from the final years presented their research findings to all students and staff of the college.
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EYantra ideas competition 2019 – 2020

The subsection’s member coordinated the students and staff for the competition.
There were 6 groups consisting of 28 members who took part in the competition initially and all the groups couldn’t make up to the final. It took 3 months.

Eyantra Robotics Competition 2019 – 2020

Total of 24 students formed 6 groups to participated in the aforementioned competition.
One group made to the final which was conducted online

Webinar/Webcast

10th October, 2020

A free webinar was held on the theme “Challenges in teaching and learning in Engineering College (CST) during COVID-19” using zoom application.
There were 26 participants with a mixture of students and faculties.


IEE R10 Subsection activities in the Year 2019

Annual General Meeting

The first General meeting was held on 10th April 2019 with 10 members present. The main agenda of the meeting was to nominate the office bearers for the subsection. Four office bearers were nominated and endorsed by the members:

Chair – Mr. Roshan Chhetri, Asst. Professor Electrical Engineering Department , CST
Vice Chair – Mr. Tandin Wangchuk, Lecturer IT Department, CST
Secretary – Mr. Kamal Kumar Chapagai, Lecturer, ECE Department, CST
Treasurer- Ms. Kezang Dema, IT Department, CST

The meeting also discussed on the International conference that the subsection wishes to organize and host in 2019/2020. International conference on Science, Engineering and Technology was conceptualized in this meeting.

There were two more special committee meeting on 11th April 2019 and 21st May 2019 to discuss on the details and the way forward for the conference. Most of the details including website, call for paper, location and technical committee were decided in these meetings and brought to the next general meeting.

Three more general meetings were called on 28th June 2019, 18th July 2019 and 16th October 2019 to work on the conference details, sponsors details and drafting the invitation letters for the conference.

Inter Collegiate programming contest.

18th May 2019

  • A programming contest organized in collaboration with ACM student chapter for students in various colleges in Bhutan
  • 10 teams with three members each from various colleges were selected through competitive round for the one day finals at the college. The teams participated in solving various problems and winners generated.

Seminars and Professional Development

  • 30-31 October 2019
  • Student Seminar on advances in Electrical Engineering in collaboration with the department of Electrical Engineering
  • All 56 Final year students made individual oral presentations on various field under Electrical Engineering presenting various
  • 18/10/2019 – Student Seminar on Various topics in Civil Engineering
  • All 105 Final year students made individual oral presentations on various field under Civil Engineering presenting various

Innovation for Disaster Management Through the e-Yantra Lab Setup Initiative (eLSI)

24-26 July 2019

  • A team of experts from various fields including disaster, embedded system, entrepreneur, GIS and robotics came together to resource design thinking workshop to 5 groups of teams comprising of mixture of faculty and student. The teams generated different ideas and came up with solution in the field of disaster management and made regular pitch to optimize their product. The final pitch was also attended by the Mayor of Phuentsholing City and Indian Consulate to Bhutan.
  • A team of 25 participants and 10 guests attended the workshop.

Introduction to Robotics - Through the e-Yantra Lab Setup Initiative (eLSI)

19-21 June 2019

  • Introduction to robotics was scheduled for faculty teams from four member colleges in Bhutan and one student group consisting of 4-members each. Two resource person from IIT Bombay gave the hands on training on Firebird-V.
  • 26 members including participants and guests attended the workshop for three days.

Workshop on Familiarization of FabLAB

21 March 2019

  • Workshop on Familiarization of FabLAB for both students and staff in collaboration with office of Dean Research, JICA and Bhutan FabLab and Department of ECE.
  • All students in BE4ECE, BE4EE, BE4IT, BE5Arch and BE3ECE along with faculty of ECE, IT and Electrical Attended the workshop where the team from FabLAB presented on various tools in FabLAB and demonstrated their works.
  • A total of 157 students, 16 staff and 6 guests attended the workshop.

IEEE R10 Bhutan Subsection Activities 2019 Gallery

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