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Educational Activities Contest: Acceleration Program Call for Participants

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The IEEE Region 8 Education Activities Sub-committee is calling all IEEE members in Region 8 to participate and submit their ideas in this year’s Acceleration Program contest.

 

The contest calls for individuals and teams to submit proposals for the following:

– An educational program or project idea in the area of Pre-University Education;

– An educational program or project idea in the area of University Education;

 

The contest aims to:

  • Provide an opportunity to IEEE Region 8 members to initiate programs in Educational Activities;
  • Showcase the innovation and drive of IEEE Region 8 members to an international audience;
  • Find creative programs which provide value to IEEE membership and the general public.

 

IEEE Academic, IEEE Xtreme and IEEE Day were all initiated by Region 8 members;

 

The program or project ideas shall be new and not from the existing pool of IEEE Educational Programs.

Individuals and teams can submit up to 02 entries separately.

Participants should consider sustainability and scalability of the proposed program.

The deadline for the idea submission is 20 November, 2018 and the results will be announced by 1 December, 2018.

 

Prize:

The winning entries will receive the following prizes to be used as seed funding for piloting the program:

 

  • An educational program or project idea in the area of Pre-University Education;
    • Winner – USD 300
    • Runner-up – USD 200

 

  • An educational program or project idea in the area of University Education;
    • Winner – USD 300
    • Runner-up – USD 200

 

Rules:

  • Participation can be from an individual or a team (up to 04 members);
  • Teams that where winners or runner up in previous Acceleration Contests and haven’t delivered the reports requested are not qualified to apply;
  • Individuals or teams can submit up to 02 proposals;
  • At least one IEEE member needs to be part of the team. If the entry is submitted by an individual then the individual should be an IEEE member;
  • The competition is open to all member grades;
  • The proposal shall contain the following information:
    • Summary of the idea (maximum 250 words)
    • Introduction
    • Description of the idea
    • Is the program scalable and sustainable? How?
    • How does the idea align with MGA goals    (https://mga.ieee.org/board-committees ) – The idea doesn’t have to align with all goals.
    • What are the educational outcomes of the program;
    • What skills will the program develop in the participants;
    • Additional information (optional)

 

Judging:

Idea proposals will be judged in the following areas:

  • Innovation of the idea;
  • The educational outcomes of the idea;
  • Scalability of the idea;
  • Sustainability of the idea;
  • Humanitarian aspects of the idea;
  • The number of the MGA goals the idea is aligned with;

 

Submissions:

The submission shall

  • be a maximum of 04 pages;
  • be in times new roman font and 11 font size;
  • be submitted in pdf format;
  • include the full name of all team members and the Section name;
  • If the application is submitted by a Student Branch then the Name and Location of the Student Branch must be included;
  • be endorsed by the Section Chair or the Section Educational Activities Chair;

 

All submissions shall be submitted to easc@ieeer8.org by 20 November, 2018.

 

Warm Regards,

 

Dragoumanos Stamatis

 

Chair, IEEE Pre-University Works Committee

 


IEEE TISP Week 2018 – Call for Participation

My name is Stamatis Dragoumanos and I lead the Pre-University Activities for IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Middle East and Africa) as part of the Region Education Activities Committee.

After the successful TISP Week the last two years, where more than 1250 teachers were trained in 16 IEEE Sections around IEEE Region 8, we are continuing the trend and organizing TISP Week 2018 this year.
It is a great pleasure for us to announce that this year, Region 8 and Region 10 join forces in order to organize a huge educational event spreading across the entire 4 continents, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.
Teacher In-Service Program (TISP) is a professional development workshop for school teachers to help them bring exciting hands-on activities to their classroom. More information about the program can be found here: https://www.ieee.org/education/preuniversity/index.html#teacher-in-service-program-(tisp)

The TISP week is a program to conduct teacher training workshops in multiple Sections in the Region 8 and Region 10 within a span of one or two weeks in October 2018.

This will showcase the incredible work being done by our education activities volunteers throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, train teachers to deliver Inquiry Based Science Education sessions and will also help train more volunteers in the local sections. This event will also help our local volunteers deliver a public service through training teachers.

We plan to conduct workshops in as many sections as possible and would like to invite your Section to organize a TISP workshop for school teachers during this TISP week.

The following rules will apply for organizing a workshop as part of the TISP week:

1. A minimum of 30 school teachers will be trained.
2. The event will last a minimum of one or a maximum of two days long.
3. The event dates will fall within the TISP week dates.
4. As our funds are limited, we would like to request the local Section to fund the organization of the event. IEEE TISP Week 2018 can only fund the lesson plan materials* for the workshop and would be grateful if the Section can fund the rest of the local costs of venue, etc. The funding amount is up to USD 250 per workshop and it will be reimbursed after submitting the reimbursement form.
5. A member of the local organizing committee will participate in monthly TISP week organizing committee online calls.

We will help your local organizing committee plan an effective agenda for the workshop.

There are lots of information and TISP resources in our website, http://tisp.ieeer8.org which I encourage you to visit.

Please let us know if you would like to participate in this incredible event and organize a TISP workshop. To do so please fill the form provided by 10 September, 2018 and send it by email to easc@ieeer8.org.
We will also need a letter or email by your Section’s Chair that the Section agrees to cover any workshop expenses, except the lesson plan materials*.

For further details and questions don’t hesitate to email us at easc@ieeer8.org.

Thank you.

Warm Regards,


Stamatis Dragoumanos
Chair, IEEE Pre-University Education Coordinating Committee

*Lesson plan materials are the materials described in the lesson plan’s pdf you will implement in the workshop plus the printouts of the pdf, student worksheet and educator feedback forms. Any other expense (e.g traveling, posters, promotional materials, coffee break, lunches, gifts etc) is not covered.


IEEE Smart Tech: Metro Area Workshop Series – Glasgow, Scotland

Learn More and Register Now

The IEEE Smart Tech Workshop is coming to Glasgow, Scotland 13 October. It will be held at the University of Strathclyde’s Technology Innovation Centre (TIC) and Royal College Buildings.

The one-day workshop offers two tracks, Li-Fi Technologies and their Appreciation and Real World Desktop Software Defined Radio using the RTL-SDR and MATLAB/Simulink, from which you may choose.

Learn More and Register Now

Li-Fi Technologies and their Appreciation: 

  • History of Visible Light Communication (VLC)
  • New Security enabled by Li-Fi
  • LED device basics
  • Digital modulation techniques and information rates
  • Channel models
  • Detector devices
  • Multiple input multiple output transmission in Li-Fi
  • Li-Fi business cases in lighting industry

Real World Desktop Software Defined Radio using the RTL-SDR and MATLAB/Simulink: 

  • Introduction to SDR: The Wireless Revolution is just beginning!
  • From Analog to Digital – the radio driven desire to sample at GHz
  • IF SDR 100s of MHz to 10s of MHz IF to baseband
  • The  RTL-SDR Architecture: Analog Receiver and MHz Sampler
  • Live  Demo: Design of a first SDR: AM radio Receiver at 433MHz
  • Live  Demo: GSM/LTE and 3G mobiles spectra viewing
  • Signal  Synchronization, Timing, and Data Recovery

View the complete workshop agenda 


Invitation for Webinar [EASC]: IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Student-Teacher and Research Engineer/Scientist (STAR) Program

IEEE R8 Pre-University Works (PUW)Sub-Committee in collaboration with IEEE R8 Women in Engineering (WIE)invites you to a webinar on the WIE STAR program.

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is dedicated to supporting professional women within their careers and inspiring young girls around the world to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). IEEE WIE developed the STAR Program in 2000 to address the growing concern that girls are discouraged from careers in mathematics, science and engineering at a young age. This educational outreach program promotes involvement of IEEE members with local junior high and high schools to inspire a positive image of engineering careers. Through a one-to-one interaction of WIE volunteers with a Teacher-Student Team, the goal of STAR is to create a technical support network for teachers and a mentoring program for the students.

Attend this webinar to learn how you can change the world by participating in or organizing a STAR event.

Date: 04 December 2013
Time: 16h00 (GMT)

The agenda of the Webinar:

1600 – 1605 : Introduction by Sohaib Sheikh, R8 Pre-University Activities Coordinator
1605 – 1630 : WIE STAR Program by Nita Patel, IEEE Women in Engineering Chair 2013
1630 – 1640 : Q&A Session

To register to partake at the webinar, please follow this link:

https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/21937

*This webinar is free of cost.

Registered delegates will receive dial-in (toll free / online) instructions enabling participation. In case we have interest from more than 20 volunteers, then the webinar will be repeated for registered delegates. Another date/time will be proposed in discussion with the registered delegates.

Please do not hesitate to reach us if you have questions/feedback.

Regards,

PUW Team


TISP training workshop at the Hellenic Student Branch & GOLD Congress 2013

The Hellenic Student Branch & GOLD Congress 2013 was hosted by the University of Cyprus IEEE Student Branch in Nicosia (Cyprus), from 1st to 3rd of November 2013. The participants of the Congress were Student & Young Professional (GOLD) members from Greece, Cyprus and other countries of Region 8 and its aim was for the participants to socialize, exchange experiences and ideas and to develop new skills.

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The Congress program included various keynotes from IEEE Distinguished Lecturers, student branches presentations, technical workshops and presentations of current IEEE Programs. Among others, a Teacher in Service Program training workshop was presented by Ioannis Mousmoutis, Chair of the IEEE University of Thessaly (Lamia) Student Branch and his team. The main aim of the workshop was to inform the participants about the Program, to raise their interest and increase their involvement in it.

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At the beginning of the presentation, information about Pre-University programs offered by the IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) was disseminated with special focus on TISP and its goals. Afterwards, a TISP hands-on workshop was delivered.

The participants were divided in teams of 3-4 members and they were asked to build a robot arm using simple materials in 30 minutes and present it to other teams.

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After the hands on activity, TISP 2.0 was mentioned and a comparison between the two programs was made. TISP 2.0 is a Region 8 initiative. Also, Educational Portals were demonstrated and guidance to the participants was given in order to conduct TISP Workshops in their local areas.

Overall, the response from the participants was positive and we expect them to organize TISP workshop in their local areas in the future.

If you want to organize a TISP workshop in your area or need information about it then please contact us at r8puw@ieee.org


Register for upcoming Student Webinar on Educational Activities

The IEEE Student Services team is organizing a webinar on Educational Activities this month. The session is open to any IEEE member who is interested in or currently works with Students/Graduate Student Members.

Educational Activities at IEEE: 14 November 2013, at 4 pm GMT

This webinar highlights key programs within Educational Activities and how Student Members can get involved. It provides valuable resources, opportunities, and information within IEEE.

Register now for the Educational Activities webinar


TISP Hands-On Workshop at the IEEE Iberian Student-Branch Congress 2013

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From 15th to 17th of March, the IEEE Iberian Student Branch Congress 2013 was successfully organised in Oporto, Portugal. The aim of the congress was to present all the activities performed by the student branches in Portugal and Spain, and some invited student branches from Greece, Poland and Turkey, as well as delivering training and presentations on new activities and skills to new members of the executive committees.

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Rui Costa and Efthymia Arvaniti, members of the Region 8 Pre-University Works Subcommittee participated in the congress delivering presentation about PUW and a TISP Hands-On workshop. A comparison with TISP 2.0 was also performed.
During the training, Rui Costa, member of the Region 8 Educational Activities Committee introduced the objectives of the R8 EASC with focus on the Pre-University Activities.

First, an introduction and motivation to EPICS-in-IEEE was performed, providing information about the program, and some guidance on where to apply for an EPICS Project.
On the second part of the presentation the TISP program was presented, explaining its objectives and methodologies.

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The last part of the session consisted of a 30 minute hands-on TISP activity, challenging the participants to create a Chairlift based on several of-the-shelf simple materials. The Chairlift training was obtained through the TryEngineering.org portal.
The workshop counted 20 participants, that performed the hands-on workshop, gaining awareness about the TISP program and the impact that the same has in motivating for engineering education.


Educational Activities Workshops During The IEEE Jordan Section Students Meeting

IEEE Jordan Section organized an IEEE Meeting and Training for Jordanian Student Branches’ Volunteers, Which was held in Amman, 9th of March 2013. The goal of the meeting is to bring Jordan Section volunteers together in addition to delivering training session on various topics related to IEEE such like running successful student branches, membership development, awards and reporting, and educational activities.

Muhammad Mustafa and Abdelrahman AlSaifi, members of IEEE Region 8 Pre-University Activities Committee conducted a comprehensive training session about IEEE Educational Activities highlighting EPICS as a great opportunity for participants to encourage their participation in community service in a great way.

The session kicked off with an introduction to the objectives of IEEE Educational Activities Board and the standing committees within the committee, as well as the main activities for both Pre-University and University programs, talking in details about EPICS, TISP, TryEngineering.org and introducing IEEE Academics.

The second part of the session was to talk about EPICS in more details, providing information about the program and its objectives, the main categories that fall under it, and the application process, in addition to demonstrating many applications that has been carried out, and possible EPICS projects that can be applied. The students showed their huge interest in the program and expanding the operations in their student branches.

As an example that is already operational in Jordan, Fatema Hussein, Chair of GJU Student Branch introduced Lab on Wheels, which main objective is to provide schools in different provinces in Jordan with a portable lab equipped with all labs’ needs to implement new exciting experiments to students so as to help them apply theoretical studies practically.

The third session was about TISP Program, where the program and its objectives were introduced, how do TISP events work, and what happens after the training sessions with the teachers.

The session was concluded with quick information about TryEngineering.org, TryComputing.org, TryNano.org and E-Scientia.

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More pictures about the event: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.341174639327851.1073741825.188961237882526&type=1


TISP Hands-on Workshop at the IEEE Turkish Chairperson’s Meeting 2013

The Turkish IEEE Student Branches organized the IEEE Turkish Chairperson’s Meeting 2013, held in Izmir, from 4 to 9th of February. The aim of the congress was to present all the activities performed by the student branches, as well as delivering training and presentations on new activities and skills to new members of the executive committees.

Rui Costa, member of the Region 8  Educational Activities Committee participated in the congress delivering several presentations related to IEEE R8 EASC activities being one of those a TISP Hands-On workshop.

During the training were introduced the objectives of the R8 Educational Activities Sub-Committee with focus on the Pre-University Activities.

First, a introduction and motivation to EPICS-in-IEEE was performed, providing information about the program, whose participated didn’t knew before the presentation. Several examples and suggestions of possible EPICs in Turkey projects were debated, and some student branches shown interested in creating such in their University, requiring more clarifications and information on how to build a EPIC’s proposal to be sent by email.

On the second part of the presentation the TISP program was presented, explaining its objectives and methodologies. A comparison with TISP 2.0 was also performed.

The last part of the session consisted of a 40 minute hands-on TISP activity was performed, challenging the participants to create a Robot Arm based on several of-the-shelf simple materials. The Robot Arm training was obtained through the TryEngineering.org portal.

The workshop counted with 40 participants, that performed the hands-on workshop, gaining awareness about the TISP program and the impact that the same has in motivating for engineering education.

At the end, of the workshop, some final remarks were presented, and when asked about the interest in creating the first TISP initiatives in Turkey, participants shown high commitment in introducing the activity in their student branches.

 

 


TISP 2.0 and PUW Presentation at Hellenic SBC 2012

For the first time in Greece, Hellenic Student Branch Congress was successfully organized and held on 14-16 December 2012 by the IEEE Student Branch of Patras (Host), Lamias, Thrace and Messolonghi with the support of the IEEE R8SAC and Greece Section.

The event attracted more than 60 participants from 10 Student Branches all over Greece and invited student branches from University of Cyprus and IST, Portugal.

During this Congress, Rui Costa did a presentation of PUW activities explaining both TISP and EPICS-in-IEEE programs. Aided by Fábio Domingos, from IST, both presented the work done by the IST Student Branch to realize the most successful TISP of all Region 8 inspiring all the members of the Congress.

After that, followed a nice open discussion about EPICS and TISP programs between several Student Branches that motivated a lot of IEEE members to participate and start thinking of new projects that can help the local communities.

 

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