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Ignite 2015

IEEE IGNITE 2015 is a novel venture initiated by IEEE Women In Engineering Chapters of College of Engineering Trivandrum and Sarabhai Institute of Science and Technology to address the problem of gender disparity that exists in the field of engineering by honing the managerial and entrepreneurial skills of the students. It all started with a proposal prepared by the IEEE WIE CET Chapter for 2015 R10 WIE Support Fund under the section Congress/Forum. A fund of 400 USD was granted for the same. By this, we intended to inspire women engineers to explore the avenues of entrepreneurship and research available to them.It is also intended a platform for students from across the state to exchange ideas, interact and tap into an extensive network of professionals and thus kindle the fire within.

ignite

Venue : College of Engineering Trivandrum, Sarabhai Institute of Technology

Date : 2-4 October,2015

Theme : Re-kindle the fire in you

DAY 1:

 

  • Group Discussions and symposium

 

    • Does gender affect skill development in campus life?” was conducted by the representatives of Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment (SPACE) ; moderated by Sri. Arun, representative from SPACE Kerala, Miss Grace Tylor an MIT graduate and currently a student at Harvard University.
    • Kickstarting the Entrepreneur in You” by Srivalli Krishnan, Founder and CEO of eFar
  • “What do recruiters look for in an engineer” ; Session by A. S. Girish, HR Head at Apollo Tyres

DAY 2:

  • Workshop on Product Design by Manu T., Assistant Director of Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC)
  • Workshop on Social Entrepreneurship by Ganesh Gopal and Abhilash, Kerala Startup Mission
  • Industrial visit to FABLABS (FABrication LABoratory – small scale workshop offering digital fabrication) and M-Squared

DAY 3:

 

  • Talk by Pratheeksha A. K., Director Marketing at BFonics, on Women Entrepreneurship – Roles and Challenges

 

  • Session on Business English by Oommen Varghese, Senior Lecturer in Communicative English, Kerala State Civil Service Academy

WIE Group Discussions

Week 2 – GD Session (08/08/14)

Turnout – Over 10 students
Duration -Three quarters of an hour
Moderator – Aparna, Nisha

Topics discussed:
1) Surrogacy- Where should the line be drawn?
2) To infinity and beyond
3) Does India need a common language?
4) Israel-Palestine Conflict ( Topic researched and spoken by Harikrishnan
of S3 AE)
While the turnout for the second session was less, the students actively participated in the discussions. The audience gave suggestions to each group members on how to improve the discussions further. The event became more interactive with members encouraging each other to speak out their points. Thus it saw the sessions turn into a collective effort by students to help one another hone their soft skills.

Event Volunteers : Nisha Mariam, Aparna Sekhar, Lakshmi Jayalal, Harikrishnan..

WIE Group Discussions

Week 1- GD Session (01/08/14)
Turnout – 20 -25 students
Duration -An hour and half
Moderator – Annette Ma’am

Topics Discussed:
1) The wheel is round and round
2) Reservations-Is it time for a change?
3) Do we really need classrooms?
The first session of the weekly program proposed for this academic year saw a huge turnout especially from second years. Lack of fluency in English is a problem faced by most of us. This event will serve as a platform for improving our communication skills. While there is an active Debate Club functioning in college, most students are hesitant to join these meetings as these sessions mostly deal with event like J.A.M which requires a person to be witty, spontaneous and have excellent command over the English language. Most students voted for having more abstract topics to encourage them to think outside the box.

 
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WIE AFFINITY GROUP


2012
IEEE R10 Women

 

in Engineering Student

 

Branch of the Year

 

Award Nomination

 

WIE AFFINITY GROUP, IEEE

 

 

03/30/2013

[WIE College of Engineering]

ASWATHY R

 

 

WIE AFFINITY GROUP DETAILS

 

Affinity Group Type : Student Branch Affinity Group

 

Affinity Group Name : WIE AFFINITY GROUP, College of Engineering Trivandrum

IEEE Section : KERALA SECTION

 

Affinity Group Chair : Aswathy R

 

Affinity Group Advisor :

 

Email : aswathyr001@gmail.com

 


TABLE OF CONTENT

 

  1. OVERVIEW 4

  2. METHOD OF COMMUNICATION 4

ACTIVITIES UNDER THE WIE AFFINITY GROUP (July 1st 2012 – March 30th2013)

    1. Region 10 Supported Events 5

    2. Section Level 6

    3. HUB Level 7

    4. Student Branch Level 7

    5. Mentoring of Alumni 9

    6. Events participated by Group members 9

  1. SUPPORT FROM THE SECTION 10

  2. KEYROLES PLAYED BY WIE MEMBERS FROM SB 10

  3. OUTREACHING YOUNG WOMEN 12

  4. GROWTH STRATEGY 13

  5. MOST SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT OF AFFINITY 13

GROUP 2012

  1. NOMINATOR INFORMATION 14

  2. ENDORSER INFORMATION 14

 

 

 

 

 

1. OVERVIEW

 

In a state with restrictions on women involvement from society and opportunity, WIE Affinity Group of IEEE Student branch College of Engineering Trivandrum embarked its journey with a vision of empowering women to take up challenges in their interest areas and to excel in it.

This vision has been put into action with activities in student branch, community, collaboration with other societies and interest groups. And in the 4th year since its inception, WIE AG proudly stands having fulfilled its goals and striving ahead with greater spirit.

 

 

  1. METHOD OF COMMUNICATION

 

The following are the means by which the execom members communicated with each other and the members

 

  • Annual General Body Meeting-Conducted annually with members and execom. The new execom take over, recognition and awards ceremony and annual report presentation happens here

 

  • Monthly Meetings-Monthly meetings are held with the members to convey the updates and discuss on the activities

 

  • Mailing List-The information is passed to the members through the mailing list using the Google groups.

 

  • Website-The major news, reports and events are made live on the website wie.ieeesbcet.org.

 

  • SMS services-We send group SMS to individual members via portals.

 

 

  • Newsletter-The WIE members contribute significantly through newsletters and the major achievements and highlights are passed through it.WIE members were the Editors of the newsletter in 2011 and 2012.

 

  • Above all, WIE members meet once or twice in a month to conduct WIE talks and spectrum quiz etc.

 

 

 

  1. ACTIVITIES UNDER THE WIE AFFINITY GROUP (July 1st 2012- March 31 2013).

a. Region 10 supported events

 

  1. WIE STAR-UDAYA (PHASE 2)

Overview:

WIE STAR programmes are the major initiatives of the SB in reaching to women. Its vision is to empower women technically. The WIE members made visits to 2 schools in the, namely Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom and Arya Central School . The idea was to shed their myths of technical field not being an arena for women.

Achievement:

A technical awareness session aimed at imparting insight into technical aspects and the challenges in engineering. The doubts and queries of the young minds were cleared.

No of Participants: 120

 

  1. HUB WIE Congress 2012

Overview:

7 SBs from across the state gathered together for the event for a technical cause and nurturing their professional growth. The theme of the event was “Empowering Women, Fostering technical innovation”. The girls claimed a majority with a 4:1 ratio.

Achievement:

The event was graced with the presence of eminent dignitaries and had sessions on WIE, ‘Challenges faced by women’ and a technical talk on USB.

No of Participants: 48

 

Collaboration with Communication Society

 

 

STAC- Drupal Workshop

Overview:IEEE WIE along with COMSOC Student Chapter of CET conducted a workshop on “Web Development with Drupal” by Zyxware Technologies, Trivandrum as part of Student Technical Awareness Conference (STAC) which was supported by Region 10 Conference support fund.

No: of participants: 75

 

 

b. Section Level

  • Co-Hosted KITeS (Kerala IEEE Technical Symposium)

An all Kerala Technical Symposium with numerous workshops and Technical Talks happening. The technical head of the event was a WIE member of the SB and it witnessed the participation and managerial skills of WIE members. The event created history by becoming the largest technical symposium with record participation from across the state

No: of participants: 300+

 

  • AN EVENING WITH THE PRESIDENT’

The event was held at CET, where The President of IEEE Dr Peter Steacker interacted with the student community of Kerala section. WIE CET has done a crucial part in conducting the event.

No: of participants: 60+

 

 

c. HUB Level

  • PCB Designing And Soldering Workshop (Phase I & II )

A PCB designing and soldering workshop was conducted at CET so as to make girls capable of doing the same which would help them in their studies and projects. The workshop was followed by talk on Artificial Intelligence.

No: of Participants: 120+

  • COMPUTER ASSEMBLY AND OS INSTALLATION WORKSHOP

A Computer assembly and OS installation workshop was conducted by Travancore HUB and WIE CET to make young ladies efficient in the same. The workshop saw a huge participation and appreciation.

No: of Participants: 75+

 

d. Student Branch Level

  1. WHEELS-Automobile workshop

Overview:

WHEELS’ was a one day automobile workshop conducted in the college for girls where an expert mechanic from the Indus Motors took practical classes on the mechanic aspects of a car and gave them a hands-on experience on the same.

Achievement:

The workshop was highly useful as it helped them acquire basic knowledge on how to overcome crisis like break down and tyre punctures etc.

No: of participants: 25

 

  1. WIE Group Discussion

The girls meet fortnightly to have Group discussion on specific technical topics spearheaded each time by one of them. The topics discussed so far, include 3 G Spectrum, Image Processing, Web 2.0, Library 2.0, Mobile Communication etc.

Average no of participants: 15

 

  1. SOLAR LED LAMP Workshop

The event was conducted at Drishti 12 , National Technical Fest of CET by WIE CET and IEEE CET along with TGCI (Trivandrum Global City Of Innovations)

No: of Paricipants: 75+

 

  1. PIC WORKSHOP

A workshop on PIC was conducted by Mr. Joshy Gilbert working at Brain-eSolutions, Technopark. He gave an explanation of a software program based on PIC along with a demonstration of an analog to digital converter, buzzer.No of Participants: 40

 

 

  1. IEEE SBCET Newsletter Release

The 2012 SB Newsletter with the theme of ‘Technology with a

Human Touch’ was released. The editor of the Newsletter is a WIE Member. A promising trend is that the 2013 Editor is also a WIE member.

 

  1. LINK line, Newsletter of LINK, Kerala Section

The Section gave tremendous support in the release of the 1st edition of this year’s LINK line, the official newsletter of LINK, Kerala Section. The Editor and an Editorial member of the same were WIE members of the SB

 

 

  1. WIE Spectrum Quiz

A Spectrum Quiz is conducted monthly with the questions based on the latest issue of Spectrum.

 

  1. Dismantle Mania And Grey Cell Ruffle

These are the two competitions conducted by WIECET and IEEESBCET at Drishti 12 which saw a participation of more than 20 colleges all over Kerala.

No: of participants: 120

 

  1. Annual General Body Meeting c++ classes

An Annual General Body Meeting was conducted along with the New Office bearer’s installation ceremony which was conducted mainly by the WIE members of IEEE CET.

No: of Participants: 50

  1. C++ Classes

Regular C++ classes were conducted for WIE members especially for first years so that a foundation of basic programming was easily laid

No: of participants : 60

  1. Microcontroller Workshop

A microcontroller workshop was conducted especially for WIE members along with communication society of the SB

No: of Participants: 50

 

  1. Mentoring by Alumni

The mentoring programme is carried out IEEE WIE for the benefit of the members .The WIE members are provided with support on career, placements, higher studies, scholarships etc.

This is done in collaboration with the Alumni network of the college.

 

 

  1. Events Participated by WIE members

The following are the events participated by WIE members during the last year.

1. Participation in AISC

Overview: The All India Students Congress witnessed the participation of 3 students including 2 girls from the SB.

Achievement: The SB participation was the largest among the colleges from Kerala Section

 

2.AGM, IEEE Kerala section

The WIE members of the SB represented in the AGM of IEEE Kerala Section.

 

 

3.WIE FORUM

The WIE members from the student branch participated in

All Kerala WIE forum The SB members participated in two day event for WIE members.

 

4.AKSC :

All Kerala Student Congress (AKSC) 2011 held at FISAT with the theme of “Entrepreneurship and Technology”.

 

5.LINK Fest:

It is the event that showcases the cultural side of the IEEE studentsacross Kerala

 

6.LINK Camp:

The finale of the events of the year, LINK Camp ‘U & I’ was co hosted by MEA College of Engineering.

 

7.F2F:

The meeting of the IEEE members across Kerala at the beginning of the year to strategise the action plan of the year. The event was held at Kollam.

 

8.Inception and HUB congress

The WIE members from the student branch participated in HUB congress and Rashberry Pi workshop held at MountZion College

 

9. Lecture on ‘New Generation Network’

WIE members attended a lecture on ‘New GenerationNetworks’

By the veteran Asatani Koichi at CDAC TVM.

 

 

4. SUPPORT FROM SECTION

 

WIE College of Engineering Trivandrum has been very active in section activities. Section has been actively supporting WIE in its activities and it was involved in participating and organising various events.

 

  • Funding Support from section for the project renewlator which received Region 10 SIGHT funding

  • The student branch has been actively participating and organising various events and activities of the section,

  • Section supported events like financially as well as with resources like speakers.

  • Section supported the travel of the WIECON as well as Region 10 Gold/WIE/Student Congress.

5. KEYROLE PLAYED BY WIE MEMBERS FROM SB

 

 

 

LEVEL

 

NAME OF THE WIE MEMBER

POST HELD

 

 

 

 

YEAR

 

R10

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALKA ISAC

R10 WIE WORKING COMMITTEE MEMBER

 

 

 

2012

 

 

ARATHY ANIL

R10 HUMANITARIAN PAGE CONTEST COORDINATION MEMBER

 

 

 

2012

 

 

ARATHY ANIL

R10 WIE COMMITTEE PROMOTION MANAGER

 

 

 

2013

 

INDIA COUNCIL

 

AMRITHA MENON

MEMBER OF WOMEN IN COMPUTING INDIA COUNCIL

 

 

 

2013

KERALA SECTION/LINK

 

 

 

 

 

ARATHY ANIL

LINK* WIE COORDINATOR

 

 

 

2013

 

 

OSHEEN P

HUB* WIE ADVISING TEAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASWATHY R

MEMBER,HUB TECHNICAL TEAM

 

 

2013

 

 

 

 

ALKA ISAC

TEAM LEAD, KITES (KERALA IEEE TECHNICAL SYMPOSIUM)

 

 

 

2012

 

 

HARSHA S

EDITOR, LINKLINE 12.1 (NEWSLETTER OF LINK)

 

 

 

2012

 

 

OSHEEN MOHAN

HUB* WIE REPRESENTATIVE

 

 

 

2012

 

DALIYA V T

EDITORIAL BOARD, LINKLINE 12.1

 

 

 

2012

 

OSHEEN MOHAN

EDITORIAL BOARD ,WIE HUB NEWSLETTER

 

 

 

 

 

HARSHA S

DOCUMENTATION TEAM LEAD, TRAVANCORE HUB

 

 

 

2012

 

DALIYA V T

DOCUMENTATION TEAM CORE MEMBER, TRAVANCORE HUB

 

 

 

2012

 

ARATHY ANIL

MEMBER,MSI

 

 

 

2012

 

HARSHA S

LINK VOLUNTEER POOL

 

 

 

2011

 

ALKA ISAC

HUB WIE REPRESENTATIVE

 

 

 

2011

 

HARSHA S

EDITORIAL BOARD, LINKLINE 11.1,11.2, 11.3

 

 

 

2011

 

ARATHY A

MEMBER, STEP PROGRAMME

 

 

 

 

 

ALKA ISAC

LINK VOLUNTEER POOL

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SB LEVEL

 

 

 

 

OSHEEN P

SB VICE CHAIR

 

 

2013

 

 

ALKA ISAC

SB CHAIR

 

 

 

2012

 

AMRUTHA HARIDAS

TREASURER

 

 

 

2012

 

DALIYA V T

EDITOR, IEEE SBCET* NEWSLETTER

 

 

 

2012

 

HARSHA

EDITOR, IEEE SBCET NEWSLETTER

 

 

 

2011

*LINK: Local Integrated Network of Kerala

*HUB: Sub division of LINK comprising of 24 Student Branches

*SBCET: Student Branch College of Engineering Trivandrum

 

6.OUTREACHING YOUNG WOMEN

In a state with restrictions on women involvement from society and opportunity, WIE Affinity Group of IEEE Student branch College of Engineering Trivandrum embarked its journey with a vision of empowering women to take up challenges in their interest areas and to excel in it.

One of the main event by the group is the WIE STAR with the vision to empower girls technically giving the high school girls an idea about engineering and other options .(Refer 3.a.1)

We have conducted basic technical workshops like PCB designing and soldering, computer assembling so as to make young women engineers excel in their field (Refer 3.c.1 & 3.c.2)

Besides, we have regular C++ classes and Microcontroller classes for them to expand their knowledge. (Refer 3.d.10 & 3.d.11)

Apart from this we encourage our group members to conduct various events (Refer 3.a,3.b,3.c,3.d) and our group is so proud to show the lists of posts held by our members (Refer 5 –table)

We have always made sure the participation of our members in almost all the IEEE events held in the state or Country and even outside the country (Refer 3.f)

Above all, we promote our members to give a hand to those young women who are held backwards so that we can all together empower women and outreach all the unreachable.

 

 

 

7. GROWTH OF THE AFFINITY GROUP

Ever since its inception, the WIE affinity group has shown a growing trend. The WIE memberships were 29, 59, 85 and around 100 in the years 2010, 2011 ,2012 and 2013 respectively. Increase in the WIE membership and the vibrancy of the group is a testimony to the fact.


The growth of the WIE group is not only in terms of the numbers but in terms of the impact of the branch on women volunteers. The branch has stood as an icon for the achievement of woman in various fields. This involves technology, management, community and social initiatives. The student branch WIE group has stood as a model for success in spite of the difficulties in travel, permission for women volunteers etc

The student branch aims to focus on quality intensive growth from the next year with balanced focus on technical, managerial and community initiatives at various levels.

8. MOST SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT OF THE AFFINITY GROUP IN 2012

 

  1. The most significant achievement is the receipt of the Region 10 SIGHT Project funding for Renewlator-An analytical tool for Conservable energy by a WIE team of the student branch. This is the only project in the category with an all girls team.

This was an outstanding achievement in the technical front competing against project proposals from the entire Region 10 community including Gold/IEEE members.

  1. The next biggest achievement is outreaching maximum young women in the city and helping them to choose their career in the right way. At the same time empowering the young women engineering community technically.

  2. The WIE affinity group conducted events in association with Region 10 WIE and was the top contributor for the events

  3. Alka Isac WIE College of Engineering Trivandrum represented Kerala section WIE in Region 10 WIE/GOLD/Student Congress in Newzland and she is an active member of Region 10 WIE working group.

  4. Our members could decorate various posts in r10 , India council and section level such as

  • Alka Isac as the R10 WIE working committee member

  • Arathy Anil as the next R10 WIE Committee Promotion Manager and LINK(Local Integrated Network Kerala) WIE Coordinator.

  • Amritha Menon as the member of Women in Computing India Council.

 

  1. Attaining a steady growth in membership

  2. Conducting maximum number of events at section level,HUB level and SB level.

  3. WIE members winning prizes for competitions like paper presentation s and etc in various colleges.

 

 

 

 

 

9. NOMINATOR INFORMATION

 

Nominator Name :Rahul R

Membership# :

Address : College of Engineering Trivandrum, P.O Engineering College

City : Trivandrum

State : Kerala _ Postal code_695016

Country : India

Email :

Phone (H) :

Nominator’s Current Responsibility: Student Branch chair

Signature of Nominator ____________________________________________________

 

1O.ENDORSER INFORMATION

 

Endorser :

Designation :

Membership # :

Section :

Email :

 

 

 

Endorser’s comments : WIE AG, SBCET has been showing consistent growth in

performance as is evident from the contributions mentioned above. I strongly

recommend the nomination of WIE AG, SBCET for WIE Affinity group of the

year award.

Signature of Endorser:


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WIE ANNUAL REPORT 2011

 

  • The WIE affinity group of SBCET was approved on May 2010.

  • It was formally inaugurated on 3rd July 2010 by Sharada J, WIE secretary of Kerala Section.

  • As part of the inauguration, a talk on LINUX BASED COMPUTER NETWORKING was conducted by Amarnath Raja, Chairman of CS chapter, IEEE Kerala Section, also humanitarian technology challenge coordinator

  • A workshop on PIC was conducted on 3rd July 2010, by Mr. Joshy Gilbert working at Brain-e-Solutions, Technopark. He gave an explanation of a software program based on PIC along with a demonstration of a analog to digital converter, buzzer.

  • As part of industrial collaboration, a session was conducted by C Padma Kumar, the Managing Director of Thermo Penpol on “how different it is to be an engineer in industry” on the 8thAugust.

  • A group of IEEE volunteers conducted technical awareness sessions, as part of STAR programme at Models Girls High school, Pattom and Govt. High School, Chavadimukku.

UDHAYA 2010 (STAR PROGRAM)-REPORT

OUR VISION-Inspiring their Aspirations

As the students of today and the engineers of tomorrow, we considered it our duty to propagate the thread of vision-to enlighten the school students as to what a true engineer is and to give them a glimpse of the engineering career.

1. Models Girls High school, Pattom

A group of five students of 3rd semester went to provide a general awareness programme about engineering for the students of HSS Model girls school, Pattom.The programme had been intended for the 11thand 12th graders. It was a 5 hour programme and was filled with fun activities. It was conducted in two sessions:

1st session:

The first session comprised on briefing the students about the options available in the field. After the briefing students were given a platform to clear all their doubts regarding what was told as well as their personal queries.It was surely an enlightening session for them as well as for us.

2nd session:

The students were divided into six groups. Each group was asked to market an item. The team with best marketing skills bagged the prize.After the sessions one of the

students thanked us for the Informative session on behalf of all the students.

2. Govt. High School, Chavadimukku

A group of 6 students went to Government high school, Chavadimukku to give a General awareness talk on the latest technologies and its influence on High school students. Initially a group discussion was conducted where the students expressed their opinion on the topic. Each student was given time to express what they felt about the effect of these technologies in our daily life. Later they were divided into 2 groups and they debated on the advantages and disadvantages of using a mobile phone .The session was very interesting and interacting without compromising on the information aspect.

BENEFITS TO MEMBERS AND PARTICIPANTS

As leaders of tomorrow it was our obligation to the society to inspire the young minds of the various possibilities that the world holds for them. This was indeed a rare opportunity that we as students got to make our small contribution. It was thus a learning experience for both the parties alike.

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‘WHEELS’- AN AUTOMBILE WORKSHOP

 

WHEELS’ was an automobile workshop conducted in the college as an initiative by the WIE affinity group of IEEE SBCET on 26th February 2012 from 9 am to 3 pm. An expert mechanic from the Indus Motors took practical classes for 14 students (13 of them girls) on the mechanic aspects of a car and gave them a hands-on experience on the same.

Informal Session:

First an informal session was conducted where the students were divided into groups and each group was given the task of coming up with a poster with the theme “Women today”.

Workshop Session

The class began with the mechanic showing and explaining to the students how the tyre of a car is changed. This was followed by the whole procedure being done by all the students by themselves. They completed the task with great ease.The session was quite an eye-opener for the girls since hitherto they had considered this to be a hard task.

Theory session:

The mechanic then opened the bonnet and explained to them all the parts inside. The students were acquainted with the fuel level indicator, battery, coolant, filter, fuse, AC compressor, wiper etc. At times, the car engine was started and the corresponding movements in certain parts were observed.

The working of the car parts like the gear, clutch etc were explained. He also threw light on the things to be done in case of a break-down of the car. He briefed them on how to identify a car that has met with an accident during the purchase of a pre-owned car.

Questionnaire session:

The students came up with a lot of doubts which were clarified by the mechanic. When asked, he shed light on the new add-ons and features in the latest cars like the air bag, ABS (anti-braking system) etc. A comparison on different cars in terms of fuel efficiency, mileage etc was also done.

Conclusion:

The workshop was quite useful for all the attendees. Girls are often taunted for being ignorant of the working of the machines around them especially. Now, after this session, they can walk away with the confidence of knowing at least the basic things needed that are to be done in case of a break-down or a tyre puncture.

-Harsha S (WIE Chair, IEEE SBCET)

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