SOUTH ASIA IEEE GOLD OFFICERS MEET 2012 (SAIGOM)
IEEE Kerala GOLD hosted the first South Asia IEEE GOLD Officers Meet at IMA House, Cochin on 15th December 2012. The event had participation of GOLD Officers from South Asian Countries and 7 Affinity group representatives were present for the meeting.
The event paved the way for developing collaborative activities of GOLD Affinity groups in South Asia. There were discussions on Best Practices, development of SIGs, Inter Section and Intra Section Activities. A session on the involvement of GOLD in fostering Humanitarian Activities was addressed by Mr. Amarnath Raja, Chair, IEEE HAC, where he described the importance of GOLD in spreading the humanitarian wing of IEEE SIGHT. On the second day in a house boat at Alappuzha backwaters, a session on Leadership development was addressed by Prof. V. K. Damodaran, Director General, INGCORE. He explained the role of young engineers in advancing technology for humanity and how a young engineer can become a successful leader.
There was also a session on Introduction to Region 10 GOLD by Mr. Rayees Amar Nishad, the South Asia IEEE GOLD Coordinator.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP MEET 2012
More than just a conference, the event will focus on becoming a core ecosystem of aspiring entrepreneurs, like-minded students and experienced personnel from the industry who have already jumped the band-wagon. This community, which would be meeting under various formal and informal sessions, would be focusing on challenges faced by the entrepreneurs in the present day global market and pitfalls to avoid in their journey ahead.
IEEE DAY TWITTER CONTEST 2012
As a part of IEEE Day 2012 celebrations, Kerala GOLD organized “IEEE Day Twitter Contest” on its official Twitter Account.
Over a period of 24 hours on 2nd October 2012, 20 questions were put forth to the participants and they had to reply to the Twitter Handle @IEEEkeralaGOLD with the hashtag #IEEEdayKerala.
The contest saw a total of more than 300 tweets and 80,000 impressions to its tweets.
Eldho Paul was adjudged the winner of the contest for being the person to come up with the maximum number of first correct answers – 11.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CONGRESS 2012
After the successful conduct of Continuing Education Congress 1 in 2011, here comes CEC 2.Continuing Education Congress 2 (CEC 2) is being organized for the academicians from engineering colleges across Kerala to boost their technological awareness and IEEE awareness .CEC 2 is a five day technical training workshop series targeting the academia and is conducted by IEEE Kerala GOLD, Educational Activities Committee, Professional Activities Committee and St.Joseph’s College of Engineering and Technology with the support from IEEE R1O Educational Activities committee.You are welcome to understand the recent updates and hands on experience in cutting edge technology revolution in the fields of Signal Processing, Industrial Automation, etc.
IEEE STEP was developed to provide a standardized yet localized program for facilitating the transition from student member to young professional, by introducing the opportunities and benefits of IEEE membership during the onset of a career.
TISP WEEK 2012
The Teacher In-Service Program (TISP) provides a forum for IEEE volunteers to demonstrate the application of engineering, science and mathematics concepts by sharing their real-world experiences with local pre-university educators. TISP functions essentially as a professional development workshop aimed at helping teachers bring exciting hands-on engineering lessons into their classrooms. Once trained, IEEE volunteers can connect with pre-university schools in their local communities to deliver the hands-on program.
A week long TISP – Teacher Training workshop was organized by Kerala GOLD at eight locations in Kerala. This biggest ever event was inaugurated by Dr. Rob Reilley, President, IEEE Education Society on 23rd July at VMFT Hall, Trivandrum. The event was intended to reach 80 schools and train 160 science teachers on the benefits of engineering education. The target was more than well achieved by reaching 104 schools and training 172 teachers.
This was the biggest ever TISP training workshop held in India and received wide appreciation and acceptance from public and government authorities. The event was supported by Department of Education, Govt of Kerala, IEEE Region 10 EAC and IEEE EAB. To sustain the vision of the workshop series, follow up workshops are also planned and currently being executed to train the school students on engineering education. We expect to hit a target of training 10,000 students in a span of one year.Teh event ended on 28th July 2012.
IEEE KERALA SECTION GOLD – EAC STRATEGY MEETING
MICRO WORKSHOP ON ENTERPRISE REGISTRATION PROCEDURES
The event was organized by the Entrepreneurship Working Group of IEEE Kerala Section GOLD. The Working Group is formed with the objective of promoting Entrepreneurship in the Section, to provide continuous guidance & support and to provide a platform for the Entrepreneurs to interact with each other.
The talk covered discussions on various types of Organizational registrations possible in India, including Proprietorship, Partnership, LLP, Private Limited Company, Public Limited Company, etc and the procedures and formalities for registration. It was held at Kochi on 13th July 2012.
COLLOQUIUM ON PERSPECTIVES OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2012
“The GOLD Team at IEEE Kerala Section takes great pride in inviting you to the first ever Colloquium on Perspectives of Professional Development”This event brings together eminent speakers from the fields of Industry and Academia to speak on how to plan an eventful Professional career.
The event is open to all, and especially for those looking for growth opportunities in the Academic arena.We would like to specially request students pursuing their post-graduation and faculty of engineering colleges to attend so as to get a glimpse of both International and Indian opportunities of professional growth.The event will be held at Vidya Academy of Science and Technology, Thrissur on Tuesday 17th April 2012 from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
GOLD AWARENESS AT LOURDE MATHA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
A GOLD awareness session was given on 22nd March 2012 to the final year students of LMCST, Trivandrum and a talk was delivered on the topic “How IEEE can benefit you” . The session and talk was handled by Ranjit R. Nair, Chair, Kerala GOLD. Students were really interested to hear about the wide range of benefit IEEE can offer them after graduation.
GOLD BENEFITS SESSION DURING THE LINK F2F MEETING
A session on on GOLD Benefits was delivered on March 17th to all the IEEE student branch officers in Kerala during the LINK (Local Integrated Network of Kerala IEEE Students) Face to face meet held at Govt. Engineering College, Thrissur by Ranjit R. Nair. The session was well accepted and students were made aware of the benefits they can receive from GOLD Members like Project Mentoring, Industry Training, etc.
KERALA GOLD EXECOM ONLINE MEETING
GOLD Execom online Meeting was held on 1th Feb 2012 to discuss and finalize the structure of the GOLD executive committee for the year 2012. The future activities were also briefly discussed.
GOLD PRESENTATION AT KERALA SECTION ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING
Held on Jan 14th 2012, the annual general body meeting paved way for all the members of the Section to interact and share their experiences. The annual report of the GOLD affinity group was presented during this meeting and all the members appreciated the magnificent volunteering work of the GOLD volunteers. There was a special mention to those GOLD volunteers who received awards and had attended International IEEE events