It’s IEEE Day 2015 time!

IEEE-Day

Coming up this month, the annual IEEE day which includes a set of exciting and joyful activities in which IEEE members get to meet up and share ideas and collaborate under one theme. This year the IEEE day in Egypt will be held in Alexandria on the 9th October, 2015 under the theme “Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow”.

The day will be divided into two main parts. The first part will be at Arab Academy for Science and Technology, Abu-Qir campus where there will be a lot of activities to get involved with IEEEians from all over Egypt section and widen your Network as (team building activities, football, volleyball, Tennis,swimming pool activities, playstation, ping pong and more surprises)

The second part of the day will be at cafe along the sea where volunteers will have lunch and relax watching the sunset before starting our trip back.

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IEEE Day is a global event to be held on the first Tuesday of October, annually. It celebrates the anniversary of the first time IEEE members gathered to share their technical ideas in 1884. While the world benefits from what’s new, IEEE focuses on what’s next. IEEE Day 2015 is the 6th edition of the same.

Global celebrations connect thousands of IEEE members who together cooperate and share excitement, ideas and envisions on technologies for the future. Driven by value and passion that IEEE events and activities bring in our professional lives, as volunteers we find opportunities in such gatherings to generate ideas to benefit our communities. This is how IEEEians celebrate!

The IEEE Day team is made up of student volunteers and young professionals. Together, they collaborate and work to bring even greater and more impressive celebrations than the last four editions. The principle task of the IEEE Day team is to initiate, motivate, and coordinate events and efforts to celebrate this day worldwide.

The IEEE Day Ambassadors can be classified globally and locally. The Global ambassadors are:

  1.   Denise Maestri
  2.   Simay Akar
  3.   Bibin Parkoor Thomas
  4.   Christina Avidkou
  5.   Mohammed Ahsan Farooqui
  6.   Piyush Malviya
  7.   Hossam Ali
  8.   Shahul Hameed
  9.   Moatasem Khalil
  10.  Janet L.English
  11.  Gerardo Barbosa
  12.  Houbing Song
  13.  Ram Sivaraman
  14.  Trvor Mattson

The Local “Egypt Section” Team includes:

  1.   Abdallah Hesham – IEEE AAST Aswan SB
  2.   Mohamed Meligy – IEEE Benha University SB
  3.   Ashraf Fathy – IEEE Cairo University SB
  4.   Ahmed Ashraf – IEEE Cairo University SB
  5.   Ahmed Samir – IEEE Zewail City SB
  6.   Ahmed Fayed – IEEE AAST Alex SB
  7.   Mohamed Galal –IEEE Zagazig University SB
  8.   Abdallah Elharoney – IEEE Cairo University SB

The Egyptian Ambassadors Team responsibilities includes:

  1. Choosing The Place where the Day will be organized in Egypt
  2. The Program and the Activities along the day
  3. Transportation
  4. Catering
  5. Registration for whom want to join

Highlights of IEE day

  1.    Photo contest

The contest is opened to all IEEE Organizational Unit (OU) (Student Branch, Chapter, Affinity Group, Section, etc.). Where each entrant is allowed to submit up to 3 shots related to the theme.

The Prize Winners are to be selected by two different methods based on the categories: The top three prizes (1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes) will be awarded from the highest number of votes. Other category prizes (The Best Humanitarian Activity, The Best Technical Activity, The Largest Gathering,”) will also be decided by the most votes.

The prizes of IEE day photo contest include:

Overall Photo Contest 1st Prize: $750

2nd Prize: $500

3rd Prize: $350

Best Humanitarian Activity: $500 Best Technical Activity: $500

Largest Gathering: $250

  1.    Video contest

In Egypt section, This is the first time to have a video contest among the other exciting IEEE day activities. Entrants must submit a video (the “Entry”) related to the theme “Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow.” Each entrant can only submit one video to compete to win one of the following prizes

1st Prize: $500

2nd Prize: $400

3rd Prize: $300

Stay excited and don’t hesitate to share the excitement and empowerment with engineers around the world

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A Word From IEEE Egypt Section RAS Chapter Chair

IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Egypt chapter

By: Dr. Alaa Khamis, IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter Chair

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It is a pleasure for me to write this short article about IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Egypt chapter for IEEE Egypt section Newsletter. IEEE RAS Egypt chapter has been established in 2012 to become the meeting place of choice for the robotics and automation community in Egypt.

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Launch event of the chapter

The specific objectives of the RAS Egypt chapter are the following:

  • Serve as an interdisciplinary forum for exchanging ideas in research and development among robotics and automation researchers in Egypt.
  • Hold a number of meetings each year which are of interest to the members and reflect applications and technical advancement in the area of robotics and automation.
  • Disseminate the robotics and automation knowledge to students, researchers and engineers through promoting and sponsoring scientific activities in the area of robotics and automation.
  • Organize a mix of educational and research workshops, symposiums, seminars, invited talks, summer schools and design competitions to raise the awareness of robotics and automation and to attract new researchers and engineers to this growing field.
  • Promote the applicability of robotics and automation to pertinent areas of industrial and commercial importance.

In order to achieve the above mentioned objectives, the chapter conducts different activities focusing on five main directions, namely, educating people on robotics and automation, outreach programs, research support, strengthening industry-academia collaboration and technology transfer as illustrated below.

These conducted activities include, but are not limited to, organizing and delivering free courses such as “How to build a real robot”, “Optimization techniques and their applications in robotics and automation” and “The Future of UAV Technology”, organizing and/or technically sponsoring international conferences such as International Conference on Engineering and Technology (ICET), International Conference on Academia Industry Collaboration (IAC) and International Conference on Circuits, Systems, Communications and Computers (CSCC), organizing and/or technically sponsoring technical competitions such as Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-Free World, Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)  Competition, Egyptian World Robotics Olympiad and The National Science and Engineering fair and organizing different seminars given by world-renowned experts in the area of robotics and automation. The chapter also created the first interactive map that contains information about different formal and informal education programs, research centres/groups and start-ups/SMEs related to robotics and automation in Egypt and other Arab countries.

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Robotics and Automation Activities in Egypt

These activities have borne many fruits in raising the awareness about robotics and automation and in attracting new students, engineers and researchers to this growing field. Thanks to these activities, the IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter has been selected as the recipient of the IEEE RAS Chapter of the Year Award for 2015. The chapter is also the winner of the 2012 Chapter of the Year Award in IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Egypt chapter has obtained these most prestigious awards for being especially engaged in humanitarian activities of national importance and for being able to put into practice the mission of IEEE, “…to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.”

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2012 Chapter of the Year Award in IEEE Region 8 received by Prof. Dr. Ahmed Darwish, IEEE Egypt Section Chairman

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2015 IEEE RAS Chapter of the Year Award

The ultimate objective of the chapter is to play a crucial role in shaping the future of robotics and automation in our beloved country Egypt.

At the end, I would like to take this chance to express special gratitude to all the AdCom members of the chapter and to all the volunteers and the collaborators of the chapter. I also acknowledge the continuous support of IEEE Egypt Section and IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.

For more information about the chapter, please visit: http://www.ras-egypt.org/

IEEE YP Programs’ winning teams 

Winners

During the annual EED event, around 71 projects participated in the EED competition, 17 projects participated in the Made In Egypt Competition and 10 projects participated in the Future City competition.

From all the participating teams, Seven Teams won in the EED competition and as for the MIE and Future City competitions, three teams in each were awarded the winning awards. The winning teams were announced during the closing ceremony of the EED event and were honored with the awards in the different Engineering fields.

The awards per program are as follows:

1- EED 2015 Awards

  • Best Project Award in Electronics Engineering goes to “Energy Harvesting System (Solar Tree)-Cairo University”
  • Best Project Award  in Mechatronics Engineering goes to “Enjad 1 – Artificial arm – Helwan University”
  • Best Project Award  in Mechanical Engineering goes to “Morphing Airfoil – Cairo University”
  • Best Project Award  in Electrical Power and Automatic Control Engineering goes to “Load Management in Smart Home and Smart Grid – Shorouk Academy”
  • Dr. Hammam Mahmoud Award for best project in Communication Engineering goes to “RASED – Menoufeia University”
  • Best Project Award  in Computer Engineering goes to “Life Control – Modern Academy”
  • Best Project Award  in Sofware Engineering goes to “Rescupia – Helwan University”

2- MIE 2015 Awards

  • First place winner in MIE Competition is “Data Visualization Framework – Helwan University”
  • Second place winner in MIE Competition is “Easy Electronics for Kids – Helwan University”
  • Third place winner in MIE Competition is “Gasification of Agricultural Wastes – Asiout University”

 3- FC 2015 Awards

  • First place winner in FC Competition is “Mogamaa Al Loghat School”
  • Second place winner in FC Competition is “Al Wafaa Al Azhary Insitute for Girls ”
  • Third place winner in FC Competition is “Modern School”

IEEE YPMP .. A New program is now live!

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IEEE Egypt Section Young professionals affinity group, in cooperation with project management gurus, have initiated a new program called Young Project Management Professionals (YPMP) in addition to its main three programs; EED , MIE & Future City.
The new program’s main objective is to induce the project management as a lifestyle for school as well as university students. This would help all participating entities well as the community in professionally managing their life, study, volunteer work, team, program and business by the end. In addition, the program is to initiate a project management office that would help any program lead/ manager to manage all the duties needed for his system.

IEEE AlexSB – Interact with Today’s World 2015 (ITW’15)

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Interact With Today’s World, known as ITW, is one of the biggest annual events held by IEEE Alexandria student branch. It’s a technical awareness conference that aims at introducing students and graduates, from various engineering and non engineering backgrounds, to the world’s latest technologies and scientific breakthroughs.
In its 9th episode, ITW’15 aimed at strengthening the established foundations by introducing new topics in different fields about Aviation, Quantum Computers, Construction, Wireless Communications, Internet of Things, Nano-Photonics and others, besides new advanced technical sessions for graduates and researchers. For the first time, AlexSB announced the ITW exhibition, which is an organized gallery of technological products and inventions from companies like SI-WARE, ITQAN, TIEC and 5D.

IEEE CUSB RAS Chapter Opening Ceremony

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On September 19th, IEEE CUSB celebrated the opening of their new RAS Chapter (Robotics & Automation systems) Checkmate competitions in Cairo university & the unique thing is that participants will create intelligent robotic arm that can think and play chess. A number of speakers in the field of robotics & automation attended the event and motivated the students to participate in the RAS activities and the history of RAS in the Egypt Section as well as the skills needed to proceed.

IEEE Helwan Student Chapter- RAS Chapter & WIE Opening

IEEE HSC will be organizing the opening of the RAS Chapter & WIE affinity group on the 3rd of October,2015.

IEEE RAS HSC is organizing a robotics competition that aims at teaching the students the fundamentals of robotics as well as the design terminology by designing a team of 2 robots that try to cooperate with each other to perform a certain task.

The competition is to be held on April, 2015 with the participation of around 10 universities. Each university is eligible to prepare 2 teams to participate in the competition as well as spreading the idea of the competition by word of mouth. The prizes are represented in both money-wise and certification-wise.

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests to a career in engineering.

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IEEE SCU – Robots Day

The event’s goal is to spread the technology of robots and embedded systems and evaluating them , learning new techniques about the structure and the artificial intelligence of a robot. Among the main objectives of the event, the event aims to increase the knowledge about IEEE and IEEE Spectrum articles.

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It’s a technical event to give the students ( graduates and undergraduates) the chance to participate in a Robots’ Exhibition and to learn how to build Robots as a mechanical and electrical techniques used to be explained during sessions . They will compete each others and the winner will get the E-Robots Prize.

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IEEE Membership benefits

IEEE members are presented with resources, opportunities and discounts that can help advance and accelerate your career. Through IEEE, you can find colleagues who share your expertise and commitment. You can be among those who are moving technology forward today.

Did you ask yourself this question: what aspect of your professional life would you like to strengthen?

If you take a while and think by yourself; you will find your answers among one of the following options:

–       Build and share knowledge

–       Hone your expertise

–       Expand or specialize your network of colleagues

–       Advance your career

–       Give back to the profession or your local community

All of these are attainable as an active IEEE member.

IEEE benefits have been distributed into many categories: Knowledge; Community; Profession; Other benefits which vary by region.

–       Knowledge area aims to expand your expertise and stay current; this is done through access to the latest and best research-news, television programs, and educational resources.

–       Community area aims to develop your global and local network; this is accomplished through a network of communication and learning that is unrivaled in the industry.
– Profession area aims to empower your career aspirations and skills; this can be achieved through IEEE programs that can help increase your skills, give or receive mentoring, earn scholarships and much more.

IEEE Scholarships

This is one of the benefits granted by having an IEEE membership. IEEE offers a variety of scholarships, grants, and fellowships for IEEE Student members. Submit a project or paper for consideration and have the opportunity to win and gain peer recognition for your effort.

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“IEEE.tv is an excellent step by IEEE. This will pave a new way in knowledge- sharing and spreading ideas across the globe.” Bulusu Venkateswar, IEEE member.

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IEEE Spectrum Magazine

Expand your exposure to technology by turning the pages of IEEE Spectrum Magazine. Inside this award-winning magazine, you will find insights into technology advances and the dedicated professionals who drive innovation. You might even discover a surprising new path to your future.
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