EARLY CAREER FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (ECFDP)
The unique initiative of the IEEE Kerala GOLD to serve its own members and non-members who are in the early years as a teaching faculty on the challenges faced during the initial years of career. Generally, Early Career Faculty (ECF) is expected to spend 40% of time in teaching, 30% each in research and services. As the industries have to compete in a global market, where the latest only sell, the topics of study are also getting very advanced. Hence, short term programs for ECF Development to leapfrog the gap, combining it with guidance on Pedagogy, Adolescent psychology etc would help them gain confidence & the needed acumen. In 2013, we have planned three workshop series to train the Early Career Faculty from engineering colleges throughout kerala. The event was held between 4th to 8th november 2013.
IEEE DAY 2013 QUIZ CONTEST
Not to be inactive on the special day, IEEE Kerala GOLD decided to organize a Quiz Contest via its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KeralaGOLD. The duration of the quiz was from 1100Hrs-2300Hrs IST. Over this period of time, 20 questions were put up. The person who would submit the maximum number of First Correct Answers would be declared the winner.
Statistics from the day are as follows;
- 103 Facebook Page like
- 95 Comments
- Total Reach : 4975
- Total Impressions : 15040
All the 20 questions in the quiz were directly related to IEEE. The variety of the questions was well appreciated by the participants and this was made well aware by their responses on the Page. At the end of the day, Dainy Daynesious emerged the winner and Ashik Revi, the Runner-Up. The winner was awarded an IEEE Day T-Shirt and an Aakaash Tablet (sponsored by C-DAC Trivandrum) and the runner-up with an IEEE Day T-Shirt.
By organizing two high profile events for IEEE Day, Kerala GOLD yet again proved its mettle in coming up with qualitative results. It had the historical success of IEEE Day Twitter Contest 2012 to live up to, which it truly did â€“ two fold!
HANDS-ON WORKSHOP ON DRUPAL CMS
A high level hands-on workshop on Drupal Content Management System is being organized by the the IEEE Kerala GOLD along with the FOSS Young Professional Meet 2013. The event is supported by ICFOSS, Chennai Drupal Community, IEEE Kerala Section and IEEE Region 10 GOLD.The workshop will be handled by representatives from Chennai Drupal Community and will cover various aspects of Drupal – starting from the basics, extending to module development and beyond. The event was held at 27th september at Technopark, Trivandrum.
IEEE DAY 2013 -INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING CONTEST
As engineers, each IEEE Member is expected to give back to the society. They are recognized as an elite breed of people who invent and discover and not just absorb information. Coupling this distinctive quality with the upcoming trend of blogging among students and professionals, IEEE Kerala GOLD decided to hold the first ever International Blogging Contest. The contest was open to all student, GSM and GOLD Members across the world. A gist of the guidelines and theme of the contest are as given below-
Theme – Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow (IEEE Day 2013
Theme). Contestants had to write a 300-500 word blog post on a presently
non-existent/not-commercially-available technology which if developed,
would have the maximum positive impact towards building a better
- Last date for acceptance of entries was 25th
- Eligibility All active IEEE student, GSM and GOLD members around the world were eligible to participate in the contest. IEEE Kerala GOLD Execom Members forming the judging panel were prohibited from participating in the contest.
- Entrants may submit only one entry.
- The Blog Post must be in English Language.
- Entries would be evaluated based on quality of language, originality,
appropriateness to theme, creativity, adhering to word limit and for being a good read.
At the end of submissions, we received 18 entries from across the globe.
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.With the success of STEP 2012 which was based on the theme Entrepreneurship, Student Transition & Elevation Partnership (STEP) Program 2013 brings together 2013 graduated IEEE members and has the potential to have great impact on these future IEEE GOLD members.STEP program facilitates the transition of student members as they graduate and become higher grade IEEE members. The program is intended to help introduce the opportunities and benefits of IEEE membership during the onset of one’s career. This event will provide an ideal platform for the recently graduated student members, who are about to enter their professional life to explore the avenues for sharpening professional development, technical skills and networking with top professionals in their field of interest.This event is co-hosted by IEEE Student Branch of LBS Institute of Technology for Women, Trivandrum on 17th August 2013.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOP
Community Engagement Workshop on SIGHT, EPICS and TISP hosted by IEEE Kerala SIGHT and IEEE Kerala GOLD SIGHT with support from IEEE SIGHT is planned to share the needs of the society where the technology solutions are required to address humanitarian issues by experts and to share the experience of volunteers who have already provided solutions for demanding humanitarian issues.
The event is scheduled on 23rd August at Technopark, Trivandrum. This will also serve as a platform for coveted speakers to address the “Engineers of Tomorrow” and introduce to them the areas where “Technology Demand” is required to solve humanitarian needs.
EYES FREE SCIENCE CAMP – EVENT REPORT
Eyes free Science Camp for the Blind & Low Vision Students – A 10 Day Summer program that renewed confidence on why not blind and low vision students go for science and mathematics higher studies. It was co initiated by IEEE Kerala GOLD from 19th to 28th April 2013, at Kanthari, Trivandrum.
The 2nd Eyes Free Science camp for the blind and low vision students organized by Chakshumathi supported by Allianz, Technopark
Thiruvanathapuram and IEEE Gold Affinity Group of the Kerala Section ended with renewed confidence on why not blind and low vision students study science and mathematics. In India and especially in Kerala, education authorities and system deny admissions for the blind and low vision students in the Science subjects in Higher Secondary level even though they obtain A+ scores in these subjects on their 10th grade examinations.
This is the second year Chakshumathi is organising the camp and noted science and mathematics teachers and writers took classes in the camp along with hands on experiments. This years camp has seen Prof. V.K. Damodaran, Prof. S. Sivadas, Prof. M. K. Prasad, Prof. C. P. Aravindhakshan, assistive technology specialist Sarala Ram Kamal, Mathematical wizard S.
Sudhakaran, IEEE Gold Chairman Er. Ranjit, Dr. Fuad Jaleel and Paul Kornenberg, Bibin Parukoor Thomas and his team of young engineers from
IEEE Gold taking classes along with noted blind teachers Sabriya Tenberken, Bruce Sexton, Dr. Suresh Kumar, T. P. Vineesh kumar, Sathyaseelan, Sunny P. O., Akhil P., Manoj Kumar, Abubaker Pathanapuram,
Narayanan and Lal Jose.