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CETEX 2015

As part of the year long Platinum Jubilee celebrations of the college, CET organized a five day long Technical Exhibition cum Open House – titled CETEX 2015. The public made use of this opportunity to familiarize with latest technologies and benefited much from this program. Students from numerous schools were brought to see the exhibition and were inspired to broaden their future horizons towards technical education.
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IEEE made its fair share of contributions to the event. Taking charge of two rooms the students of IEEE were able to showcase their talents and explain to the public and the students about both engineering and IEEE. Various exhibits developed by the students as part of IEEE were presented such as the Infinity Mirror, Aliasing Effects, Electronic Minesweeper, Dance Dance Revolution and a Face Tracking Video graphic Robot.
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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..

Googly Quiz

Googly quiz was an online quiz conducted by IEEE SB CET. It was conducted on the 29th of August, from 12 noon to 2pm, at the Computer center, MCA department, CET. The event was aimed to be continuation of the orientation of freshers to IEEE and its various sub- branches, in this case the IEEE Communication Society. The overwhelming participation of over 100 students made the event a grand success.

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Googly quiz , as the name suggests, involved a set of questions for which the participants could search Google for the answers. Such a format not only guaranteed active participation from students but also kindled in them an interest to learn about new topics. The questions were given in the form of slides in Google Slides. Students were asked to write the answers in a crossword puzzle which was provided beforehand. Everyone was given a time limit of 30 minutes to complete the quiz. Each question was awarded one mark and the one with maximum marks bagged the first prize of free IEEE membership worth Rs.1500.

Through this event, we were able to reach out to the 1st years and give them an idea about what IEEE and its Communication Society do and how being well informed about latest technologies helps us as future engineers.

Event Volunteers: Govind, Unnikrishnan, Pooja M, Harikrishnan P.

Student Branch Achievements

1) R10 Student Paper Contest

Two papers from CET got selected for the R10 Student Paper Contest held at

Paper 1:Electroculographic Technique of Interactive Communication for Patients with Motor Disability and Speech Impairment

Team Members:George Sebastian, Gopika G Kumar, Varsha Vinod , Visakh K

Objectives:

  • Introduction of eye movement analysis as a new sensing module for textual communication
  • Development and characterization of equipment to detect the three basic EOG signals
  • Implementation of a method to enable command and verbal communication for patients with limited peripheral mobility

Paper 2:Rural Urban Educational Bridge implemented using Cloud Computing

Team Members:Pooja ,Balagopalan , Soorej

Objectives:

  • Establishing an online platform for education backed by cloud computing platform
  • Bridge the rural and urban gap in educational field and provide all equal opportunities

Provide personalized learning experience for all students

2) Region 10 Student Branch Website Contest
IEEE Student Branch, College of Engineering Trivandrum of Kerala Section, emerged as the 2nd Runner-up of theRegion 10 Student Branch Website Contest for the year 2014.

 

3) Kevin Martin, a student member presented a paper on Mobile Controlled Farm Management Aider at IEEE GHTC 14, R10, Chennai.
4) Two of our volunteers were awarded the prestigious Richard E Merwin Scholarship: Kevin Martin and Pranav Raj
5) Some of our active student members also were elected to be the IEEE Indian Council.

  • Kiran Rajmohan, Student Representative, IEEE Kerala Section
  • Arun Joseph, Newsletter Team
  • Chandykunju Alex-membership growth and Sustainable Committee Member
  • Prajilesh N, Student Activity Council Member
  • Rohan Reji, Student Activity Council Member
  • Pranav Raj – Web Council member

 

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Talk on “Improving the Quality of Life for Humanity via Humanitarian Robotics and Automation Technologies”

Participants: 50
Date : December 20, 2014
The recently introduced RAS Chapter of IEEE SB CET in association with IEEE Kerala Section RAS Chapter organized an interactive session on “Improving the Quality of Life for Humanity via Humanitarian Robotics and Automation Technologies” by Dr. Raj Madhavan. Dr. Raj Madhavan is an assistant research scientist with the Institute for Systems Research (ISR) and was a guest researcher with the Intelligent Systems Division of the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) through June 2013.Over the last decade, he has contributed to various topics in field robotics, systems and control theory. The session started with welcome address by Mr.Unni Sankar-IEEE Kerala Section Vice Chair and then Mr. Rejin Narayanan -IEEE RAS Kerala Section chair introduced our chief speaker of the lecture. The Keynote address delivered by Dr.Raj Madhavan was really inspiring for our young robotic enthusiasts who are keen in working especially in humanitarian field. The session dealt mainly with the potential of UAVs in being used for Search and Rescue Operations and such Humanitarian Causes.He encouraged engineering student to take up more humanitarian projects and to keep oneself updated on the latest technological advancements and ground breaking research in their areas of interest. The highly motivating session lasted for about two hours. The vote of thanks was delivered by Dr.Jisha V.R -IEEE RAS Chapter Advisor College of Engineering Trivandrum.

Event Volunteers: Chandykunju Alex, Aparna Sekhar.

IEEE All Kerala Student Congress

Participants: 300
Date : 26/09/14 to 28/09/14

 

The College of Engineering, Trivandrum hosted the All Kerala Students Congress (AKSC), 2014 on the 26, 27 and 28th of September. The event coincided with the 75th year celebrations of the college. Shri B Ramani, executive director of C DAC and Dr. G Vijayaraghavan, CEO of Techno Park and a Kerala State Planning Board Member, presided over the inauguration. The 3 day event was packed with 250 plus registrations from 25 colleges in the state, more than 50 Volunteers, 7 speakers with 11 sessions and 7 workshops ranging from technical to entrepreneurial. Some of the highlights include a machine learning and data analytics session by Dr. Deepak Garg, theChairman of the IEEE Computer Society India, which dealt with the promises, possibilities and machine learning in the field of artificial intelligence. A Node JS workshop was held under the guidance of PraseedPaiwho has been working in the IT/Engg software industry for more than 2 decades.

In addition to the technical aspects of engineering, participants were taught about the mechanics of creative thinking in an intense one day workshop, ReCreate by Parameswaran E.K., Senior Vice President for Servion Global Solutions. There were discussions on the innovation required for industrial advancement and economic value creation. SijoKuruvila, Founder CEO of Start-up village, covered yet another aspect of modern day engineering with his talk on the entrepreneurship revolution.

For those looking to test their skills, coding and circuit debugging competitions were held as part of the event.

Other speakers include AnivarAravind, Technology Management Consultant who spoke on Language computing, a FOSS event, and DhanuPattanashetti, Client Services University Program Manager who took a session on IEEE Xplore. With the success of the Mangalyan mission, it seemed apt that a session be taken on the Orbiter mission. Shri S Premkumar, Group Director of Avionics Production and Parts Management Group of VSSC conducted the session.

It wasn’t all about the learning either. Every evening the students of CET entertained the crowd with cultural events like duet and solo singing, mimicry, a musical skit as well as band and Acapella performances by the Music Club of CET. As part of the Nuclear Disarmament Celebrations, Najeeb, a student of the college narrated the story of Sadako Sasaki and the 1000 cranes with his live sand art demonstration. After that, the participants got together to complete the Big Picture, a huge jigsaw puzzle, which finally revealed itself to be the word ‘Peace’.

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