IEEE WIE Affinity Group Reports

MATLAB 101- Crash Course For Beginners

From September 20 to September 26, 2020, IEEE WIE AG SB DU, along with IEEE SB DU, hosted the event of “MATLAB 101 – Crash Course for Beginners”, an online workshop, which was designed to introduce absolute beginners to MATLAB. MATLAB is a programming platform designed specifically for engineers and scientists. From signal processing to deep learning, it is a very easy-to-use tool to quickly develop powerful algorithms. MATLAB also comes with a variety of toolboxes allowing the user to solve problems in different areas of science and engineering.

The course was conducted by Md. Ahasan Atick Faisal, a graduate student at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Dhaka.

The course helped to guide the participants gradually from basic to intermediate level, through various task inclusions.16 enthusiasts participated among whom 10 were able to successfully complete the course. The ones who completed the course were awarded certificates of completion and the rest of the participants received certificates of participation. The online video conference platform “Zoom” was used to conduct the live sessions, each session being held from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm (GMT+6 hours). The class works, projects, and assignments were provided using “Google Classroom”.

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“How to be A Freelancer?” Webinar Report

One of the key goals of IEEE-WIE NUST PNEC Chapter is to look for new ways to empower students and help equip them with holistic skills that help them to broaden their skillset and learn to better navigate the harsh world of engineering along with teaching them necessary tools for utilizing those skills for maximum productivity. With this aim, the Chapter held a collaborative webinar with IEEE-WIE UIT on the topic of “How to be A Freelancer?” on September 8th. Keeping in mind that Freelancing is the biggest platform for home-based earning as a side gig, we invited Suleman Asif, who has been working as a freelancer from quite some time and now works as a freelance instructor at “CovertX”. Read More

Four More Women in Engineering are Added to ARSLab Carleton Research Team

Four More Women in Engineering are Added to ARSLab Carleton Research Team From the already small number of female students enrolled in an undergraduate engineering program, very few continue to pursue a career in academia. As a result, encountering a woman holding a doctoral degree in engineering is uncommon, and within the research and academia field, in particular, such an encounter becomes rare. However, one visit to the Advanced Real-time Simulation Lab (ARSLab) at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada will show a different perspective. Two more female postdoctoral fellows and two master’s students are added to the lab research team. We are now five out of six postdoctoral fellows working at the ARSLab, holding a doctoral degree in STEM and researching in the engineering field. The ratio of female to male researchers now is at almost 50%. Each of us has a unique background, challenges, and dreams. We will definitely work on pursuing them!