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12:00 AM, February 26, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 06:01 PM, March 01, 2018

NSU IEEE's flagship event POWERBUZZ held

On 9th and 10th of February, IEEE North South University Power and Energy Society Student Branch Chapter organised 'POWERBUZZ', a mega event with the aim to make Bangladesh a role model in the world by using sustainable energy production and management, was held. The event consisted of five segments which included three contests and two talk sessions. A total of around 250 students from different universities participated in this event. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Shazzad Hosain, Chairman, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North South University. The event was declared open by Rummana Rahaman. Faculty Advisor, IEEE NSU PES Student Branch Chapter. Idea generation competition was the key segment of 'POWERBUZZ' where over 35 teams from different universities participated with the aim of 'Making Dhaka a smart city'. Team DYUTI from BUET was crowned as the champion of the competition. Power programming contest was held on the first day of the event. The aim was to provide solutions to the problems related to the electrical concept through coding.  Team DU_DUDHBHAAT won the segment after competing with 23 other teams. Project showcase and poster presentation consisted of participants who presented their projects related to IoT (Internet of Things) along with relevant posters. Team FLIP-IO from NSU won the segment. The event also featured 'Industrial Talk' and 'Women in Power' talk session, where speakers from different renowned industries and institutions talked about the country's recent advancements made in the field of power and energy and also the contribution of women in the industry. According to the organisers Dr. Celia Shahnaz, Chair, IEEE Bangladesh Section, Dr. Shaikh Anowarul Fattah, Nomination and Appointments Chair, IEEE Bangladesh Section, Dr. Shahidul Islam Khan, Chair, IEEE PES Bangladesh Section, Rezwanul Kabeer, Director, Energypac and Niaz Rahim, CEO, Rahimazrooz graced the event. The event concluded with the hope that youths of Bangladesh will generate innovative ideas that will make the country a role model to the world in terms of sustainable energy production and management. 'POWERBUZZ' was sponsored by Energypac, powered by The Daily Star. Youth engagement partner was 'BYTES', Radio Dhol being the radio partner. IEEE PES Bangladesh Section provided the technical support for the event. RAS and WIE were the co-organizers of the event.

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