Celebration of INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN ENGINEERING DAY 2020
The Department of ICT under the Faculty of Science & Technology has recently organized a two-week long astounding online event: ‘WEAVE’, in celebration of the International Women in Engineering Day, which is on 23rd June, 2020. The event was arranged by IEEE BUP Student Branch Women in Engineering Affinity Group, one of the most prominent clubs of BUP which started its journey from November 9, 2019. The purpose of ‘WEAVE’ was to encourage everyone to contribute more in the fields of engineering and technology by providing a platform for individuals to showcase their talent through some contests which reflected qualities of critical thinking, designing and creative writing. The contests were:
Problem-Solving (Based on a given scenario)
Winner: Tashfia Sikder (BUP)
Runner-up: Jawaril Munshad Abedin (BRACU)
Digital Artwork (Topic: Gender Equality)
Winners (Jointly): A. K. M. Mohaiminul Islam and Lamia Habib (BUP)
Runner-up: Fahmida Islam (BUP)
Write-up (Topic: Your Weaved Dream)
Winner: Samia Islam (BRACU)
Runner-up: Sinhaj Noor (BUP)
The event stirred such an unexpected response that 67 submissions were received from participants of 21 different universities and 3 different colleges all over the country, and even from Nepal, Australia and USA registered to join in the event. Also, two online career sessions were conducted by Achia Khaleda Nila, (Founder and CEO of Women in Digital) and Dr. Md. Hasanuzzaman Sagor (Assistant Professor at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science in Queen Mary University of London, UK) to discuss technical career skills and research workflows respectively. In both sessions there were almost 170 participants present. In conclusion of the first session, respected Chairman of Dept of ICT, Lt. Col. A T M Mozibul Alam, psc, Sigs shared his viewpoint towards the session. In the final part of the program, the results of the contests were announced where the judges expressed their thoughts about the submissions. After the session, respected Dean Brig Gen Md Zahidur Rahim, ndc, afwc, psc shared some precious words of wisdom about the whole event.
Last but not the least, it is a matter of great pride that the success story of WEAVE was later featured internationally in the IEEE WIE Newsletter August 2020. The IEEE BUP Student Branch Women in Engineering Affinity Group is now in the very first year of its course and is looking forward to creating a path of progress that will inspire everyone to explore more in the fields of engineering.