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200 participants from all IEEE Student Branches participated in conference hosted at APU

the 2016 IEEE Student Congress organized by APU IEEE Student Branch in collaboration with IEEE Malaysia Section on 15th October at Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation, Technology Park Malaysia, was a great success. 
The Conference was an overwhelming success, attracting 200 participants from all IEEE Student Branches in Malaysia, including speakers and researchers from different parts of the country, who provided great intellectual and social interaction for the participants. A large group of students, researchers and well-known experts in their respective fields from National Universities of Malaysia participated in the conference. This cross-disciplinary event provided a networking platform for all IEEE Student Branches in Malaysia and educated the students about IEEE, affinity groups, community services, funding opportunities and career building. The research collaborations and exchange of ideas among peers were among the highlights of this conference.
The IEEE Student congress was inaugurated by Prof. Ron Edwards, Vice Chancellor, Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU), Associate Prof. Zuhaina Zakaria, Chair, IEEE Malaysia Section and Dr. P. Susithita Menon, Student Activity Chair, IEEE Malaysia Section. There were few keynote speeches delivered in the Conference that include  “IEEE Malaysia Section YP Overview” by  Dr.Anang Hudaya, YP Malaysia Chair, ”IEEE Malaysia Section WIE Overview” by Saaveethya, R10 WIE, “WIE Student Network Soft Launch” by Norliza Mohd Noor, IEEE R10/Malaysia Section Past Chair, “D2K: Data to Knowledge ” by Manoj Jayabalan, APU,  “How to be a Professional Engineer “ by Ir. Yau Chau Fong, ”Healthy Lifestyle and Stress Management” by Siti Munira, “Occupational Safety and Health” by  Yasin  Mahanijah Md. Kamal, ”IEEE Collabratec” by Saaveethya & Yeoh Hong Boon and “IEEE Resume lab” by Fatimah Abd Rahman.

Other events like 3rd IEEE Malaysia Final Year Project (FYP) Competition which includes cash prizes, plaques and certificates for the winners from 13 different tracks, “Grab the Prize” and “Infographics” competitions were among the highlights of the student congress.


Good job and well done to the APU IEEE SB Members Muhammad Ehsan Rana (Advisor), Manoj Jayabalan (Chancellor), Mary Ting (Financial Advisor), Nirase Fathima Abubacker (Technical Advisor for CIS Chapter), Dr. Kuruvikulam Chandrasekaran Arun (Technical Advisor ComSoc Chapter) as well as the other organising committee members constituting Hasbullah bin Osman, Kamalanathan Shanmugam, Yogeswaran Nathan, Leo Gertrude David, Dr. Maythem Kamal Abbas and Naresh Kumar Appadurai for their dedicated work for the 2016 IEEE Malaysia Student Congress. Their high-quality work, excellent effort and effective contribution resulted in a successful and smooth running of the Congress. In future, we look forward to seeing more IEEE Conferences being hosted at APU, as events like these provide great exposure to our students when it comes to industrial knowledge.