The IEEE Wayamba University of Sri Lanka Student Branch held the annual IEEE and WIE awareness program on the 13th of May 2021 from 5.30 pm onwards. Because of the covid pandemic, the program had to be held virtually. With 150+ attendees, a two-and-a-half-hour program was conducted for university freshers and those interested in being a member of the IEEE organization. On the day of the event, the Student Branch recruits freshers.
The session was constituted with a panel of speakers. The panel consisted of Mr. Samith Chathuranga Perera, Former Vice Chairman at IEEE Young Professionals Sri Lanka, Mr. Tharanga Premathilake, Former Chairman at IEEE Wayamba University of Sri Lanka Student Branch, Ms. Warunika Hippola, Student Representative at IEEE Region 10, Ms. Gresha Srimani Samarakkody, Assistant Treasurer at IEEE WIE Sri Lanka Section, Mr. Harindu Sarathchandra, Former Chairman at IEEE Wayamba University of Sri Lanka Student Branch, Mr. Lakshara Gunawardhana, Co-chair for the IEEE Sri Lanka Section Student Young Professional Women in Engineering Congress 2020.
The program commenced with Ms. Warunika Hippola’s session, Introduction to IEEE, which was proceeded by other speakers. The panel of speakers shared their experiences participating in IEEE events and how they have benefited from them. They gave their insights to participants on how to volunteer with IEEE, the benefits of being an IEEE member, and the opportunities offered by IEEE including Research Publications. Moreover, the audience was given the opportunity to know more about the University Student Branch, including previous events and upcoming events. It was an interesting and informative program that was filled with wholesome compliments from the audience for conducting the session successfully.
Vtools link for the event reporting: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/279216
IEEE Wayamba University of Sri Lanka Student Branch hopes to have a better future with this new beginning.
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