IEEE HAC Training Workshop on Renewable Energy Installation at BSSYWC’19

Event Summary

IEEE Student Branch UCET ( The Islamia University Bahawalpur) in collaboration with IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC), organized a workshop on “HAC Workshop on Training Volunteers on Renewable Energy Installation.” The event was part of 3rd IEEE Bahawalpur Subsection Student/ Young Professional/ Women in Engineering Congress (BSSYWC’19) 2019. The workshop started with a brief introduction about IEEE HAC delivered by Dr. Asjad Amin. Dr. Asjad told the audience about the vision and mission of HAC and the support which IEEE HAC offers to volunteers and OU’s willing to carry humanitarian activities with the help of technological advancements for the betterment of society. After the introduction of IEEE HAC, Dr. Farhana Umar started her session with an introduction on renewable technologies and energy sources. Then she progressed towards the main agenda of the workshop. Dr. Farhana discussed the types of renewable energy solutions feasible for the South Punjab region, including the process of installing solar panels for home and commercial applications, the steps required for regular maintenance of solar panels to get maximum output, and wind-based renewable energy solutions, their installation procedure, and feasible sites for their installation. Following Dr. Frahana’s session, there was a time for an engaging round of questions and answers.

Event Objective

The focus of this HAC-funded event was to train volunteers and students from four student branches of IEEE Bahawalpur Subsection and six engineering institutes of South Punjab about the installation of renewable energy products in community like schools which don’t have energy access and remote areas & villages. Additionally, the track was to raise awareness of the United Nations sustainable development goals with which the event was aligned and let them know about IEEE HAC opportunities.

About BSSYWC’19

The third episode of IEEE BSSYWC’19 was held at the Engineering College of The Islamia University of Bahawalpur to provide a forum for students, engineers, female young professionals, academicians and people from industry to meet and discuss the advancements in their respective fields. There were over twelve workshops with a huge gatherings from all over the Pakistan for these events. Student delegates from renowned universities including UET Lahore, NUST Khawaja Farid University RYK, PITE, BZU Multan, NFC, UCP and universities of Karachi was also part of it. 4 IEEE Global was on board with IEEE UCET IUB for BSSYWC’19. Three major tracks were sponsored and supported by IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee, IEEE Young Professionals, & IEEE Signal Processing Society, in addition to four major multinational companies who were key partners of the event – the largest IEEE gathering in South Punjab.

About the Speakers

Dr. Engr. Farhana Umer received her B.E and M.E degree in Electrical Power Engineering from Mehran UET Jamshoro, Pakistan. She received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical-Electronic Engineering from Selcuk University, Turkey in 2017. Dr. Umer held different research and teaching posts during her services in Pakistan and Turkey. Currently she is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at IUB. Dr. Umer has published papers in international journals and conferences, and her research interests include transient analysis, power system analysis, electrical power transmission, and distribution and renewable energy sources.

Dr. Asjad Amin is Vice Chair of the IEEE Bahawalpur Sub-section and Branch Counselor of the IEEE UCET student branch. He completed his PhD at King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia. He’s currently serving as an Asst. Professor in the Department of Telecommunication Engineering at Islamia University Bahawalpur.