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FEECE-MUET eNewsletter PATRONS: DR. B.S CHOWDARY; DR. MUKHTIAR UNAR; DR. AFTAB A. MEMON
MUET stands Runners up in NASCON’12 Organized by FastNational University, Islamabad
MUETians receiving prize at NASCON’12
NASCON, National Solutions Convention 2012 was an event organized by FAST Student Societies in April 2012.National Solutions Convention 2012 aims at solving the problems of Pakistan by giving direction to the youth in aligning their passions with their academia to secure a brighter future.
Volume 2, Issue 9 June 2012
I N S I D E T HI S IS S UE : NASCON’12
MUETians at 27th IEEEP
WORLD TELECOM DAY
BOOM YOUR CAREER
WHAT SUCCESS ACTUALLY IS
F EE CE T E A M Dr. Fahim A. Umrani Engr. Kehkashan Asma Memon Engr. Saadullah Kalwar Mr. Ahsan Memon (10TL) Mr. Abdullah Khan (ES)
MUETians with their project
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NASCON is an annual technology event where students, academia and industry professionals cherish the talent concealed within the youth of Pakistan. Organized by FAST Student Societies as a combined effort, this mega event seeks to encompass competitions and contests in major technical fields including Engineering, I.T and management bonded by social and youth empowerment events. It is held every year at FAST-NU, Islamabad with focus on instilling the practical experiences from the industry, the visionary leadership of the faculty and the vibrant energy of the students through relevant talks and workshops. In the Event of NASCON’12 three categories of events took place relating to Engineering, Business and Various Social events. The students of Electronics department of Mehran UET, Jamshoro participated in the Engineering Project based Competition in which universities from across the country participated with their latest and futuristic hardware based Projects and they were judged depending upon the market compatibility of their engineering projects, and
their innovative thinking. The Engineering Project based Competition was held on 21 st of April 2012 in FAST-NU Islamabad campus. In the starting phase of the contest the participants were asked about the technical perspective and their novel work in the project. In second phase the judges asked about the cost and the application of the presented projects. The first prize went to FAST-NU, Lahore Project which was “MATLAB based Color Following Robot”, and Mehran UET, Jamshoro won the Runner up prize and there project was “GPS based Autonomous Car with Wi-Fi Controlled”. The Students of Mehran university that won this prize are from 08 Electronics batch namely Syed Assad Ashraf 08ES113 (Group leader), Syed Zeeshan Ali 08es108, Abdur Rehman Afridi 08es11, Zawar Khan 08es103, Talha Hyderie 08es116, and Qazi Mohammed Jawwad 08es107 and they were super-
WORKSHOP ON SIMULATION OF COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS USING MATLAB & SIMULINK Dr. Fahim A. Umrani (TL)
IEEE Communication Society in collaboration with Usman Institute of Technology (UIT) & Mehran University of Engineering & Technology (MUET) organized a One-Day Workshop on "SIMULATION OF COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS USING MATLAB AND SIMULINK" on 2nd April 2012 at Usman Institute of Technology Karachi at 10am. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Fahim A. Umrani (Associate Professor, MUET) and Engr. Syed Zafi S. Shah (Lecturer, MUET) and was facilitated by Engr. Shiraz Lateef (Assistant Professor, UIT).
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As in other scientific areas simulation techniques play an important role in the design and evaluation of communication networks and systems. Often their complexity and size or simple economic reasons prevent studying them in reality. Thus many tools and programming class libraries exist for simulation purposes in the range of communication networks. The event was attended by the students from all over Karachi and also by the faculty members of UIT, Karachi. The main objective of this workshop was to teach the participants basic simulation techniques in the field of Communication Systems. The workshop also emphasized to have the basic understanding of the theoretical concepts of communication systems. The tool that was used for simulation is MATLAB and Simulink.
Presenters, organizers and participants group photo of WSWC at UIT, Karachi.
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Noteworthy Achievement of MUETians in 27th IEEEP All Pakistan Student’s Seminar Engr. Sanober Memon (ES)
The 27th IEEEP All Pakistan Student Seminar held on 28th February, 2012, organized by IEEEP in collaboration with Hamdard University, Karachi emerged to be the event of novelty and thoughts in the field of Engineering. Cluster of Talented Students came from different Universities across Pakistan presented their research papers and also remained the source of inspiration for other students
to portray their aptitude and intellectuals. Continuing the practice of uphill struggle and passion to win, students of MUET again succeeded in showing their devotion towards Research in Engineering and Science. They recognized themselves by winning 2nd position in the competition of IEEEP Ms. Sanober presenting her paper Students’ Seminar.
The author and participant sion of Students’ Seminar. sities like MUET, Punjab Unistudents from BM, ESE and Technical papers were reversity Lahore, SSUET, CS department of MUET ceived from different univerHamdard University, Usman attended the seminar. Institute of TechThe Dean Faculty of Elecnology, Pakistan After meticulous scrutiny, Seminar Authorities trical, Electronics & ComNavy Engineering short listed only 15 research papers from all over puter Engineering, Dr. College and many Bhawani Shankar Chowothers. Pakistan, among which MUET students avowed dhry accompanied MUET two research papers students and also chaired a Technical Ses-
After meticulous scrutiny, Seminar Authorities short listed only 15 research papers from all over Pakistan, among which MUET students avowed two research papers. One paper was presented by undergraduate students of Computer System Engineering and another paper was
presented by a postgraduate student of Electronic System Engineering & an undergraduate student from BioMedical Engineering. At the end of seminar, IEEEP announced results and honored 6 POSITIONS among these15 papers.
Dr. B. S. Chowdhry delivering his talk
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2nd POSITION, Gold Medals, 14,000 /Rs cash prize and certificates were won by Engr. Sanober Farheen Memon (B11 ME ESE 50) and Shah Faisal (08BM26) from the Department of Electronics System Engineering and Bio-Medical Engineering, MUET. Their paper was entitled as â€œElectronic based Visual Aid for Blinds (e-VAB)â€? under the supervision and guidance of Dr. Bhawani Shankar Chowdhry, Dean Faculty of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engi-
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neering. The event was eagerly covered by local and national print/electronic media such as the Engineering Review Magazine, the Business Recorders, the Media partners, Radio partners, and the Nation & PC world as technical media partners. The Technical Convener of Seminar, Engr. Parkash Lohana, distributed MUETians receiving prize from provincial minister Ms. Shazia Marri the appreciation certificates among the participants of the seminar.
Random pictures of 27th IEEEP Student Seminar
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WORLD TELECOM DAY Engr. Saad Kalwar (TL)
World telecom day continued its trend for the thirty second time in the world, which was celebrated, for the first time in Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro.
Certificates were awarded by Chief guest Ms. Kulsoom Chandio MemAccording to ITU, the purpose of World Teleber Provincial communication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is to help raise awareness of the possi- Assembly Sindh and Vice chanbilities that the use of the Internet and other celler Prof. Dr. information and communication technologies A.Q. K. Rajput. (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as Concluding rewell as of ways to bridge the digital divide. 17 May marks the anniversary of the signing of the marks were first International Telegraph Convention and the given by ProVice Chancelcreation of the International Telecommunicalor. tion Union. This event mainly focused on the role of women and girls in ICT. Enlightening their achievements in telecom sector, specially to girls who were selected for different scholarships abroad, such as USEF Pakistan and Erasmus Mundus.
After the session ended at M.D Hall, teachers proceeded for lunch in Teachers common room which was arranged by newly appointed and recently promoted faculty members.
In addition to that, there was a certificate distribution ceremony for the organizers of IMTICâ€™12 and lunch to conclude the session. The conference program started with recitation of verses from Holy Quran By Shehroze Sufian . After the inaugural speech by Vice Chancellor, keynote speaker Dr. Faisal Karim Shaikh presented on Internet of things. After the keynote speech, souvenirs were given to girls who had got scholarships and went on various exchange programs to European countries. Next phase of the event was certificate distribution ceremony.
Prof. Dr. BS Chowdhry, Dean FEECE and Chief Organizer of the event, Dr. AQK Rajput Vice Chancellor MUET, Madam Kulsoom Chandio MPA, Sindh, Dr. MA Uqaili, Pro Vice Chancellor, and Dr. Aftab A Memon, Chairman Telecommunication Engineering department, MUET
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BOOM YOUR CAREER Abdullah Khan (09ES18)
To provide alternate choices for prospering careers and futures for youth has always been a tremendous option in order to make better diversions so that they may select proper and suitable choices to carve their future paths. In the series of it, Bachelors, Masters and PhD Scholarships (BMPS) in collaboration with Mehran UET successfully arranged a seminar “Boom Your Career” for Mehranians of CS,ES, SW, BM and PG department, held in Computer Systems Dept and Electronics Dept, MUET, Jamshoro under the supervision of Prof. Dr. B. S. Chowdhry (DEAN - FEECE), Prof. Dr. M. A. Unar (Chairman, Computer Systems Dept, MUET ) , Dr. Wajiha Shah (Electronics Dept, MUET) and other respected personnel. The aims of this seminar were:
engineering Overall, it was a good experience with sheer learning related To make them sure how to motivation, scholarship opthey can enhance their inner portunities, research paper potential to have influential writing, career counseling and presentation, motivation skill development. With the belief that such events will be and interpersonal skills shared with all departments and To guide them how they all Mehranians in upcoming semay commence their re- mesters, we will be able to search work during their achieve the milestone of eradiunder graduation period to cating the differences between a participate in International Pakistani and International Engiconferences. neer. Also to provide a proper platform to have career We are pleased to thank Prof. counseling session for the Dr. B. S. Chowdhry (DEAN students. FEECE), Prof. Dr. M. A. Unar (Chairman, Computer Systems We have received a tremendous Dept, MUET ) , Dr. Wajiha Shah Electronics Dept, response from students and reg- (Advisor, MUET) and whole team of istered 70+ students for this seminar in just few days. It has BMPS for contributing and makmade us believe that such activi- ing these events possible for ties to prosper the careers of students in MUET. We expect students are well- appreciated that their efforts and opinions not only by the Heads of Depart- will make us able to contribute ments but also by the students more in upcoming events or that is why there are upcoming seminars in MUET.
To aware students about their final year projects with comparison and relevance to world wide development other plans and events to be in science and technology organized in next semesters. The To aware them how to map and achieve good and fully speaker for this seminar, “Engr. funded scholarships present- M.Bilal Shaikh”, who is the graded by developed countries uate of MUET, (nowadays pursuing research), presented his on merit basis thoughts about agenda of semi To motivate students to be a nar and made participants part of world leading engi- aware about upcoming challengneering councils and pro- es and literate them how to cop grams to shape their skills in with them. good way to get closer to
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What Success actually is in my point of view…? Muhammad Awais Memon (09-ES-123)
When the word success comes in our mind we think to having comfort in our life is a success, but actually it is not!!! To me success is about to have satisfaction by our activities… How?? Whatever we earned or what we did is makes us satisfy or not? If not then try to satisfy ourselves or try to compromise on it… Many people say to look on past is time wasting, because we cant change it…I partially don’t agree with them…Because I think to looking past is can make corrections in our present which cause better results in future… We see many peoples in our daily life compromising with their dreams for having success… But what if we plot our success graph with respect to our dreams… I’ve quoted an example of one of the successful mans in this century…. Steve Jobs plotted seven rules for achieving success with respect to his dreams…let see what they are! Do what you love. Jobs once said, "People with passion can change the world for the better." he said, "I'd get a job as a busboy or something until I figured out what I was really passionate about." That's how much it meant to him. Passion is everything. Put a dent in the universe. Jobs believed in the power of vision. Put a dent in a universe means that you have to have a big, bold, clear, concise vision. I like to say that your vision should -- fit in a Twitter post," Consultant Carmine Gallo says. Gallo referred to John F. Kennedy's "man on the moon" declaration: "We will put a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth by the end
of the decade." "John Kennedy, in 1961, had a clear, concise vision. If Twitter had existed that day, he could have tweeted it," he says. 3. Make connections,’ Kick start your Brain’ by doing something new: Doing new things helped Jobs, in the word's of Apple's own slogan, "think differently." Jobs once said creativity is connecting things. He meant that people with a broad set of life experiences can often see things that others miss. He took calligraphy classes that didn't have any practical use in his life -- until he built the Macintosh. Jobs traveled to India and Asia. He studied design and hospitality. Don't live in a bubble. Connect ideas from different fields.
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Say no to 1,000 things. When jobs re-
Steve would do, it's a high bar to reach," he says.
turned in Apple in 1997, he took a compa-
"But it's worth reaching."Jobs was the world's
ny with 350 products and reduced them to
greatest corporate storyteller. Instead of simply
10 products in a two-year period. Why? So
delivering a presentation like most people do, he
he could put the "A-Team" on each prod-
informed, he educated, he inspired and he en-
tertained, all in one presentation.
Simplicity also extended to Jobs' personal style, says Robert Cringely, who worked with Jobs since 1977. "In later years, he decided he would wear the same outfit every day, so that he, you know, didn't have to think about it, no one had to think about it, there were no decisions," Cringley says. 5. Create insanely different experiences. Jobs also sought innovation in the customer-service experience. When he first came up with the concept for the Apple Stores, he said they would be different because instead of just moving boxes, the stores would enrich lives. For Jobs, it wasn't just about selling 29 million iPads this summer but entertaining the customer at the same time 6.
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Sell dreams, not products. Jobs captured our imagination because he really understood his customer. He knew that tablets would not capture our imaginations if they were too complicated. The result? One button on the front of an iPad. It's so simple, a 2-year-old can use it. Your customers don't care about your product. They care about themselves, their hopes, their ambitions. Jobs taught us that if you help your customers reach their dreams, you'll win them over.
Message: What I got from jobs rules and secrets of success story, that jobs was a common man as we are, he had dreams as we have but the difference is he worked to make his dreams comes true and we compromise with our dreams.
Master the message. You can have the
Pakistan has a bulk of talent, but we usually spend
greatest idea in the world, but if you can't
our time to think ,”Is it Possible?” and sometimes
communicate your Ideas, it doesn't
we get answer “no its not…” we don’t start work-
matter.Consultant Carmine Gallo says Jobs ing we only start thinking…Don’t think for possibilwasn't born a naturally gifted presenter -- ity start working on what you want ,Result is in the he was visibly nervous during his first live television interview in the 1970s -- but he improved over time.
Hand of Allah, Being a Muslim I believe it… In Last: Start thinking on whatever you want to do, not to what people expect from you… References:
"In 2007, he actually gave what I consider the
Consultant Carmine Gallo, the author of "The
greatest presentation I've ever seen -- the intro-
Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be
duction of the iPhone," he says.Others can learn
Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience" Robert
from Jobs' secrets, Gallo says. Consider, he says,
Cringely, who worked with Jobs since 1977.
asking yourself what Jobs might do in a given situation."When you start asking yourself what
Motivating Tips! Moiz Rahman Memon (08TL06) Tip #36 Set the bar high.
Tip #17 Know your students!
Tip #35 Make it a mystery. Tip #34 Project- and problem-based learning. Tip #33 Setting goals. Tip #32 Reward them with recognition. Tip #31 Build work check into your teaching. Tip #30 Link academic achievement and workplace success. Tip #29 Publish students' work online. Tip #28 Encourage interaction. Tip #27 Tap into students' desire to make a difference. Tip #26 Guest speakers bring energy. Tip #25 Keep it real!
Tip #16 A winning idea! Tip #15 Keep them busy. Tip #14 Invite them to solve real problems. Tip #13 Teacher excitement is infectious. Tip #12 Make assignments and expectations clear. Tip #11 Celebrate students' accomplishments. Tip #10 Engage them through active participation. Tip #9 Offer them choices. Tip #8 It's the homework wave! Tip #7 Make 'em sweat! Tip #6 Tie in to their interests.
Tip #24 Making parents proud. Tip #23 Students learn as they teach. Tip #22 Ask students' opinions.
Tip #5 Grab their attention with props (to support the weak). Tip #4 Establish a sense of community. Tip #3
Tip #21 An occasional reward won't hurt.
Create enthusiasm with yearlong themes.
Tip #20 The devil's in the details.
Tip #2 Teach them the steps to success.
Tip #19 Introduce emerging technologies.
Tip #1 Treat them with respect.
Tip #18 Manipulatives make maths easier to handle!
Students go on Summer Vacations from 3rd June 2012. The classes will resume from 16th of July.
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