IEEE Bangladesh section Student | GOLD | WIE congress 2013 took place at the ECE building of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology on 21 June, 2013. The event was jointly sponsored by IEEE Bangladesh Section and Energypac Limited.
The day started at 8:30 am as Prof. Satya Prasad Majumdar, Dean, Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, BUET inaugurated the congress. Also present at the inauguration were Dr. Pran Kanai Saha, Chair, IEEE Bangladesh section and Head of the department of EEE, BUET; Dr. Shaikh Anwarul Fattah, Secretary, IEEE Bangladesh section, Dr. Celia Shahnaz, Chair, WIE affinity group IEEE Bangladesh chapter, Mr. Upal Mahbub, Student activities chair, IEEE Bangladesh section, Mr. Sajid Muhaimin Choudhury, Chair, GOLD Affinity group, IEEE Bangladesh Chapter and many other executive committee members of IEEE Bangladesh Section.
A total of 49 student delegates from six student branches were present at the congress. The participating student branches were IEEE AIUB SB, IEEE AUST SB, IEEE EWU SB, IEEE IUT SB, IEEE RUET SB and IEEE BUET SB. The number of GOLD and WIE delegates took the total number of participants to 70. After the inauguration a representative from each branch introduced their respective branch delegates to all present.
The first event of the day to undergo was Interactive Session I titled The Conquest. In this session, the delegates were randomly formed into 6 groups and were presented with a fictional situation in which they played the role of a number of scientists who travelled back in time accidentally and were given the opportunity to rewrite the history of science and technology. The teams were asked a few questions on how they plan to promote science. One of the team members, nominated as the King, conveyed the idea of the group by discussing with his/her team-mates. Later each king also defended their plan by using logic, examples and by pointing out flaws in the plan of other teams. The discussions were very thoughtful and lively – each team put their highest effort to establish their idea. Dr Shaikh Anwarul Fattah and Dr Celia Shahnaz were the official judges of the event. The session was conducted by Mr. Upal Mahbub, Students activities chair of IEEE Bangladesh section.