SPARK 2k16

Number of Participants : 200
Date : August 13, 2016

“Spark” 2016, aimed to “Inspire, Ignite and Innovate” the school students across the city, was conducted by IEEE SB CET, on August 13, at College of Engineering, Trivandrum. The event, which was conducted with an intention to introduce the students to the world of engineering and help them decide whether they should aspire to engineering, was the first of its kind in the city.



The inaugural session was graced by the presence of Mrs Srilakshmi, Computer Science HOD.  Shahjahan Sir, IEEE SB Councillor, Pooja, IEEE SB Chair were also present. The inaugural session commenced with the welcome speech by Pooja and IEEE code of ethics pledge, read out by Aarya. The presidential address was delivered by Mrs Srilakshmi. The inaugural session concluded with the Vote of Thanks by Shahjahan Sir.


The inaugural session was followed by a video presentation session handled by Kevin, Amrith and Saharsh. The participants were presented with various videos on aeronautics, robotics and artificial intelligence. Videos on automation, gaming and robotics opened up the world of technology to the students.


“Spark” 2016 was graced by the presence of Dr Babu Paul IAS, whose interactive session with the students followed. He started his session by pointing out the importance of mother tongue, Malayalam, and urged the students to be proud about being a Malayalee. He pointed out the importance of being systematic and requested the students to keep in touch with what’s happening all over the world, by reading newspapers.


The students were taken to the Heat Engines Workshop and Mechanical Workshop. Students were interested to see different types of engines, compressors and were curious to know about their working.


The participants were divided into groups of 10. There were 20 groups in total. A mentor was assigned to each group. The groups were given a set of clues. They had to solve each clue which led them to a particular location on the college campus which is spread across 120 acres.


In the end, the much awaited results of the Treasure Hunt were announced. The winners were presented with book coupons sponsored by H&C Bookstore, and Snickers, by Kiran Rajmohan, ex-CET IEEE SB Chair. All participants were provided with certificates and the event came to a conclusion.