Islamabad campus arranges IEEE Week 2014
IEEE Week 2014 was organized at FASTNU Islamabad campus from October 16 to 20 with a theme of “Vision beyond the Horizon”.
26 innovative technical events divided in 8 categories comprising Robo Pike, IT Boulevard, Engineering Technology, Energy Influx, Health Corridor, Agricultural and Environmental Freeway, and Education expedition were held during the week. Moreover, two international events including International Robotics Challenge in collaboration with IIT, Mumbai, India (where FAST-NU Islamabad has already been declared as one of the many zonal partners by IIT India), and IEEE Extreme 8.0 were also held.
More than 1500 participants from 25 prestigious institutions participated to show their talent in technical fields. Top two positions of IRC Zonal round were secured by FAST-NU Islamabad teams. These teams will represent Pakistan in the final round of IRC which will be held in Mumbai in January 2015.
Mr. Ahmed Bilal Masud, Deputy CEO of Huawei Technologies, graced the opening ceremony of IEEE Week 2014 with his presence. He informed the audience that three out of four top newly hired engineers of Huawei are FAST-NU Islamabad graduates. Apart from the national and international technical events, there was an event “Engineers Developing the Society”. The host team managed to gather around 75 children from underprivileged areas. By the end of the competition, every kid had mastered in at least one technical task taught by the trainers.
IEEE Week managed to spread the idea of vision and innovation nationwide. A team of 25 enthusiastic individuals from Khushal Khan University of Karak visited FAST-NU Islamabad campus to observe and learn from events at IEEE Week’14.
The student organizing body comprising Mr. Muhammad Asim Sujra, Chair IEEE FASTNU Islamabad, and Ms. Alina Haider Zaidi, Chair WIE FAST-NU Islamabad, paid special thanks to Director FAST-NU Islamabad Dr. Arshad Ali Shahid, Head of Department Dr. Waseem Ikram, IEEE Counselor Mr. Aamer Hafeez, IEEE Islamabad Section Chair Dr. Aftab Maroof, IEEE Week Mentor Mr. Ahsan Khan, IEEE Week Supervisor Mr. Musab Khalid and faculty members who served as mentors in various events.
The administration appreciated the efforts of students and motivated them to continue this effort in the coming years.