2018 / 2019 Events
Outlined below are some of our ideas for the academic year. We are actively looking for more ideas and events to bring further value to our members. If you wish to suggest something, or better yet, help in making an event a reality, please contact us.
We are looking to kick the year off with IEEE Day early October, where we will be providing free refreshments and other goodies. We will be making our case for joining IEEE and just getting to hear what people want from us. We will also inform those eligible about the IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest 2019.
We are keen to support any students wishing to participate in the IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest 2019. The deadline is December 1st 2018, and it open to all students prior to receiving their degree that entitles them to start preparing for a doctoral thesis. (This just means undergraduates and masters, not PhD students!). We will try our best to find you a suitable academic to guide you with producing a qualifying paper. The top five papers will be published in IEEEXplore and will be invited to EUROCON 2019 in July 2019. Furthermore, the best three papers will receive awards of $800, $500, and $200 respectively! If this seems interesting to you, please contact us.
Before the breakup for Christmas, we will be looking to organise and host another DLP. This is where a distinguished world-leading expert is invited to talk on a given technical topic. This is made possible through the financial support provided by our partnership with the technical societies: PES and PELS. These talks have traditionally been primarily attended to by researchers, but we are hoping to engage more undergraduates also. This year, we may seek to integrate the talks with lecture schedules if possible in order to accomplish this.
We are still finalising our events for after Christmas and are looking to add to this list.
Opening a DEIS Chapter here at Strathclyde is of interest to many of our researcher-level members and something we will seek to complete during this timeframe. We require enough DEIS members in order to sign the petition. If you are a member, please contact us. With the opening, we wish to organise either a half-day, or full-day event with multiple talks covering technical areas, and showcasing the benefits of becoming a DEIS member.
Before the breakup for Easter, we will be looking to organise and host another DLP. (Copy and pasted from above...). This is where a distinguished world-leading expert is invited to talk on a given technical topic. This is made possible through the financial support provided by our partnership with the technical societies: PES and PELS. These talks have traditionally been primarily attended to by researchers, but we are hoping to engage more undergraduates also. This year, we may seek to integrate the talks with lecture schedules if possible in order to accomplish this.
We are still finalising our events for after Easter and are looking to add to this list.
We are looking to host a career-focused day-long workshop targeting those finishing their degrees at any level. We plan to host soft-skills workshops, and invite local businesses as keynote speakers with a focus on alumni of this university to describe their path into their profession. We would like this to be our seminal event for the year and would very much appreciate help with making this event a success. This will be a test to see if we can correctly engage with local industry for future events. If you think this is an event that sounds interesting to you, please help organise it with us.
There are other things we would love to do if the right people are willing to join and help us. Our two areas of focus would be:
We can secure funding and resources for outreach programs to local communities for topics centred around engineering. Contributing back to society through these educational programmes is something we would love to establish but requires a passionate group with ideas and the motivation to see them through. Many in the university are already doing relevant things and we would love to help contribute to that. If you feel you are part of, or would like to be a part of, something similar, please contact us.
Women in Engineering:
It is no secret that women are underrepresented in the engineering field. Women in Engineering is an IEEE initiative to encourage, enable, and celebrate the vital role women play in successful engineering projects. This is a cause with many participants both inside and outside of the IEEE. We would very much like to lend our support to those already in the university working towards the same goals. Please contact us if you wish to participate or know of any relevant groups.
Networking and Socialising:
We are a multidisciplinary university with many overlapping specialities. By networking with one another, we can further our collaboration. There is limited funding available for organising networking events that are primarily social in nature. If this is something that you think the university can do a better job of, please help by contacting us.
Mid-September 2019 will see Glasgow hosting HISTELCON 2019 here at the TIC. It would be appropriate for us to participate in this IEEE event and help with the organisation. In exchange for free entry (and lunch!), we will look for volunteers to help around the event.