IEEE 125 R10 Student Congress
12 August, 2009 by ajinbaby
IEEE 125th Anniversary Region 10 Student Congress, 2009, Singapore
“Sculpturing Student Leaders to Pioneer Sustainable Development.”
National University of Singapore
College of Engineering, Chengannur
Date: July 16 to July 19, 2009
Venue: National University of Singapore, Singapore.
The IEEE Region 10 Student Congress provided unique and unprecedented opportunities for some of the most qualified students in the world to rub elbows with each other, and with a number of eminently respected and influential leaders of IEEE. At the juncture of IEEE 125th anniversary, the Region 10 Congress aimed to evolve a new set of student leaders who will contribute immensely, both to IEEE and to its stated objective of technological advancement, in the years to come. It was intended that delegates will learn from one another, and will utilise the Congress as a platform for exposure to new ideas, practices, discourse, and relationships. In a short four-day span, the IEEE Region 10 Student Congress delivered exposure, new connections, and memories worth infinitely more as promised.
The event was made special with the presence of dignitries like Lewis Terman, IEEE 2008 President, Joseph Lillie, Currently the Director and Vice President-Member and Geographic Activities, 2008-2009, Richard J. Gowen, the President of the lEEE Foundation, Y J Park, R10 Director, Howard Michel, R1 Director, Amarnath Raja, a member of IEEE R10 execom, S.Gopakumar, winner of IEEE Region 10 (Asia – Pacific) Outstanding Volunteer Award in 1999, Mini Shaji Thomas, R10 SAC Chair and General Chair R10 Student Congress and many more.
The 4 day event started on 16th of July at 9.00 am with registrations and an icebreaking session in parallel. The informal icebreaking session continued till noon which was followed by a lunch. A talk on “Green technology/power and Sustainable energy for the future” started off the formal events of the student congress which was followed by another talk on the topic “World runs on power: A future reach to third world countries”. An event where selected students presents their best ideas had also taken place.The inaugral ceremony took place at 6.40pm in which selected Dignitries addressed the delegates. A seminar on World@2020 was conducted and after that formal dinner was served with guitar performances and award ceremony taking place in parallel.The following day events like IEEE@125, R10 SAC Goals n Abjectives, Leadership talk by MGA chair Joe Lilie, Humanitarian workshops took place. After 6pm the student delegates were taken out to explore Singpaore. IEEE discussion forum, Breakout sessions and a workshop on mechatronics were the main activiteis during the third day. Also students from different parts of the world showcased their cultural artforms in the cultural night in the third day. On the final day programme on IEE mentoring initiatives was conducted along with IEEE@2020. The four day event got over with a closing ceremony in which student delegates exchanged gifts with each other.
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The Student Congress was a great success and it carved out its success into the pages of IEEE History. The Student Congress delivered an understanding on how OEEE can make life better and where is future IEEE heading towards. The event acted as a catalyst to unleash volunteer latent potential and take up challenging ventures in IEEE.
There were six volunteers , Arjun R Pillai, Anoop Thomas Mathew, Rahul Raj, Alok Mohan, Pratibha R and Ajin Baby and one delegate, Rahul Ramesh representing CEC at NUS, Singapore.