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HUB1 WIE Congress 2011

HUB 1 WIE kick-started its events for the year 2011 with the HUB 1 WIE congress held at College of Engineering ,Trivandrum on 20th March 2011.The event drew a big response with the participation of 48 WIE members, the girls claiming a majority with a 4:1 ratio. The event witnessed the participation from 7 SBs of the HUB. The core theme of the event was “Empowering Women, Fostering technical innovation” and the focus was on bringing people together for a technical cause and nurturing their professional growth. The event was graced with the presence of eminent dignitaries like Smt Shanti.K.J, WIE Chair, Kerala Section, Mr Rajesh Kannan, Counsellor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeedam, Mr Ranjit R Nair, GOLD Treasurer, Kerala Section and Ms Bhavna S N, WIE Coordinator, LINK. The event stood by its theme and was a grand success.


Inaugural Ceremony

The inauguration commenced with a short prayer. The IEEE code of ethics was rendered by Amita Prabhakaran , Joint Secretary ,IEEE SB CET. The welcome address was delivered by Sandhra Jose, WIE Chair, SB CET followed by the presidential address by Alka Isac , HUB 1, WIE Representative. The function was formally inaugurated by Smt. Shanti K J by lighting the ceremonial lamp. In her inaugural speech she shared with the crowd her personal experiences and cited the hurdles that women confront in their professional career .Mr Rajesh Kannan addressed the gathering highlighting the importance of education. The ceremony concluded with the vote of thanks by Harsha S, Newsletter Editor, SBCET.

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WIE rocks in Pancharakaad!

‘Pancharakaad’-the haven of ‘lovebirds’, is out to be conquered by this ‘All girls team’, for WIE is conducting a tech-talk exclusively for the girls at this stereotyped spot every week. So its farewell to ‘Panchara’ and ‘Tech-talk’ is surely in!!!

WIE started off this programme on March 7th 2011 with a group discussion on ‘Mobile technology and the Spectrum’. What ensued was something we all could hardly comprehend. Defying all notions that Tech is simply not the arena for girls, everyone just came with a plethora of ideas on the topic. There was a participation of 18 students and the encouraging response from everyone is surely going to take this venture to great heights.

Initially, the participants were taken aback by all the people around ogling at them, for this is not a typical sight especially in ‘Pancharakaad’. But this is surely going to change for the session is out to be routine now. The others’ will simply get used to us!!So its cheers to the girls!!

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Industrial Visit

The new execom of IEEESBCET conducted its 1st industrial  visit on  29th January, 2011(Saturday).40 students in all from electrical, electronics,  applied and computer science were taken to  Kerala Electrical & Allied  Engineering Co. Ltd (KEL), Kundara. We set out  from college at 7 in the  morning  and paused  on the way for breakfast. We reached KEL by 9 and was greeted by the  GM; Mr.Sreekumar sir. We were assisted by the employees during the visit. Cast iron and scrap metals  were melted in an induction furnace and mild steel was made. The slag is  removed occasionally.


The various sands used in the foundry process were explained and the ways of mixing them was briefly  demonstrated.  Preparations for  moulding were demonstrated and the casting process was explained. The preparation of are done there. Pulleys (axial and alternator) and end shields are made here.


Next we visited the alternator section where rotor and stator are made. The 18mm thick steel sheet for yoke is supplied by SAIL. laminations of mild  steel were packed together on the rotor and pressure was applied to reduce  air gaps. Likewise  laminations of mild steel were used to make stator poles  too. The windings were laid on the stator and  Kraft paper was used as an insulator.

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