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NSU sets stage for future engineers

ADNAN FIROZE

The Capstone project is a two-semester approach in which students pursue independent research on a project of their choice, engage with the scholarly, and proceed towards proper implementation. Department of ECE (Electrical and Computer Engineering), has been arranging the “Capstone Design Project” which involves multidisciplinary teams of students who build and test custom designed engineering schemes. 

With a view to adding a new level of enthusiasm in this mandatory graded task of students, NSU ACM Student Chapter has initiated the “NSU Capstone Innovation Challenge”. With the goal of making NSU a hub for young pioneers and a training ground for the next generation of emerging engineers, the event brings together audiences and tinkerers in the name of innovation, education, and outreach.

“Connecting the dots” - an interactive session was the first phase of the programme where CEOs from companies, namely - SHEBA.XYZ, Adnan Imtiaz Halim; CEO of Cramstack, Mir Sakib (NSU alumni); and the CEO of SD Asia and director of GP Accelerator, Mustafizur R Khan shared their thoughts. From the academic side, there were speakers like Dr. M. Rokonuzzaman and Dr. Md. Shahedul Alam from NSU. Lastly, Md. Abdul Jabber, System Validation Engineer at Intel Corporation, shared some of his experiences. The session was aimed to impart the valuable experience of the entrepreneurs to the students, inspiring them to realize their projects into real life.

The second phase, “Capstone Project Showcase” was held on April 16, 2017. Participating 140 students in 45 groups presented their projects which were open for all the students, faculties and other members of the university to visit and inquire. The participants were visited and commended by the State Minister of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Md. Mujibul Haque. Some of the noteworthy projects were hand-glove controlled wheelchair, hospital automation, magnetic levitation train and some management based systems; also some useful mobile application like Rideshare, Smart meter.

To bring an insight to big data, NSU arranged the “Big Data Seminar” seminar from the ECE department. Prominent personnel from tech industries were invited to share their views on how students should be trained on big data field to help them adjust in the industry.

Dr. Rezaul Bari, Chairman of the ECE department gave the commencement speech. Dr. Shazzad Hossain gave a short introduction on the objective of the session. The session chair was adorned by Dr. G U Ahsan, Pro VC (Designate). Dr. Sirajul Islam, Dean of School of Engineering Physical 

Sciences, was also present.

SHOUT was the Youth Engagement Partner of the event.


IUB graduate receives Future for Nature award

A recent graduate of SESM of IUB, Shahriar Caesar Rahman received the Future for Nature 2017 award for his outstanding contribution for conservation of biodiversity. Shahriar completed his Bachelor in Environmental Science from the Department of Environmental Science under the School of Environmental Science and Management (SESM) at IUB.

The Future for Nature Award is given to young conservationists by the Future for Nature Foundation with the goal of protecting species of wild animals and plants and conserving nature in general. Future for Nature aims to stimulate a new generation of nature conservation leaders by providing support to young, highly committed and talented conservationists.

The Future for Nature Foundation highlights and funds works of the young people through the annual Future for Nature Awards. Winning the Award and even being nominated has proved to be an incentive for sponsorships and other forms of support. In addition, the foundation stimulates educational, fund raising and other activities centered on the work of the Award winners and nominees.

Each year, the Future for Nature Foundation supports three young, talented conservationists with a prize of 50,000 Euros each. On March 31, 2017, the Future for Nature Awards was presented at Royal Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem. This ten-year anniversary edition of the ceremony was attended by His Majesty the King. Along with Shahriar Caesar Rahman from Bangladesh, this year's other winners are Hana Ridha from Iraq, and Farwiza Farhan from Indonesia.


IIUC hosts professional lecture on “The Wellbeing Criterion”

“More research works are needed for the wellbeing of the society and humankind,” said Prof. Dr. Masudul Alam Choudhury in a professorial lecture held recently on “The Wellbeing Criterion” of Center for Research and Publication (CRP) of International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC). Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohammad Aktaruzzaman Khan, Director, Center for Research and Publication (CRP), IIUC was the chair while Prof. Dr. Mohammad Shahadat Hossain, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chittagong University was present as a special guest.

Prof. Choudhury said, “The theory of wellbeing in its multidimensional human-centred development studied as the human capability and its functioning approach for attaining or failing to attain human development as human potentiality is seen in the light of Amartya Sen's learned contribution to the field of CF. Yet its comparison with the social choice and utilitarian theory of the neoclassical type of welfare criterion is examined.”


UAP holds Club Fair

The Department of Student Welfare (DSW) of the University of Asia Pacific (UAP) organised a daylong programme titled Club Fair at UAP Plaza on April 24, 2017. In this event, all the clubs of UAP aimed to collaborate and were united in welcoming the newly admitted students and showcase their uniqueness through displaying their achievements and activities. 

Prof. Dr. Jamilur Reza Choudhury, VC, UAP inaugurated the fair. Hundreds of highly spirited students came to visit and choose the clubs of their interest. 

Among others, Qayum Reza Chowdhury, Chairman, BOT, Air Commodore Ishfaq Ilahi Choudhury, Treasurer and Director of DSW, Sarwar R Chowdhury, Registrar and convener's 14 clubs and its associated faculty members were present at the fair.


AIUB holds traffic police awareness activities

American International University Bangladesh (AIUB) and Dhaka Metropolitan Police (North) jointly organised a seminar titled “Traffic Police Activities” on April 25, 2017 in the university auditorium. Probir Kumar Roy, Deputy Police Commissioner, Dhaka Metropolitan Police was the chief guest. An awareness documentary was presented by North Division Traffic police regarding different traffic rules and regulations.

Lutfar Rahman, Director of Public Relations and Legal Affairs, spoke about the co-operation of AIUB for North Division Traffic police. He described types of IT-based training, language development, etc. for the police division which is provided by AIUB.

Director of MBA Programme Prof. Dr. Nisar Ahmed, Additional SP Nazmul Alam and Assistant Police Commissioner Junaied Alam Sarkar were also present.


DIU becomes runners-up in National Energy Hackathon 2017  

Team Sun-Beam, consisting of six students of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) department of Daffodil International University has won 1st Runners-up prize in the “Power and Energy Crisis in the Industry Sector” category at National Energy Hackathon 2017, organised and patronised by Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources of Bangladesh, held on April 19-20. The team members of are Md. Firoz Ahmed, Shahidul Islam, Md. Sharif Khan, Md. Tanzim Hossain, Md. Mostafiz Rahman and Md. Marzan Hossain of EEE Department. Nasrul Hamid, MP, State Minister, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, handed over the trophy to the members of team.  

The students have recently designed and developed a line integrated highly efficient and efficacious emergency power supply for consumer UPS-IPS systems. 

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