IEEE Region 10 SYWL (Student/Young Professional/ Women in Engineering/Life Member) Congress took place in Bali, Indonesia during 30 August- 2 September. IEEE Region 10, which spreads over 22 countries of Asia and Oceania; contains 30% of total IEEE members in the world (www.ieee.org). It operates through 58 Sections, 29 Subsections, 6 Councils, 1,439 Student Branches and 658 Chapters.( www.ieeer10.org/)
The Congress contained an extensive list of programs including opening ceremony, award night, cultural ceremony, closing ceremony and numerous session in related tracks ( Student/Young Professional/ Women in Engineering/Life Member) and arenas (humanitarian/academic/industry). The Award Night of the Congress eventually became a night of Bangladesh, as IEEE Bangladesh Section received 13 awards in total, significantly higher than any other section.
Most notably, IEEE BDS received the IEEE MGA Outstanding Large Section Award 2018, which is the highest global award to be received by a section. Other awards are and corresponding winners are:
R10 Young Professionals Affinity Group Award for 2018 (IEEE Bangladesh Section Young Professionals Affinity Group)
R10 Exemplary Student Branch award for 2017-18 (winner: IEEE NSU Student Branch) R10 Exemplary Student Branch Award for 2016-17 (winner: IEEE AIUB Student Branch)
R10 WIE Student Branch Affinity Group Award for 2018 (Winner: IEEE WIE Student Branch AG in BUET)
R10 WIE Student Branch Affinity Group Honorable Mention Award for 2017 (Winner: IEEE WIE Student Branch AG in BUET)
Larry K. Wilson Regional Student Activities Award for 2017 (Winner: Anindo Saha)
Outstanding Branch Councilor Award for 2017 (Winner: Dr. M Tanseer Ali)
R10 Student Activities Committee Best Student Volunteer Award 2018 (Winner: Abhijit Biswas)
1st Place in IEEE Region 10 SYWL Congress Info graphics competition 2018 (Moin Uddin)
2nd Place in IEEE Region 10 SYWL Congress Info graphics competition 2018 (Kimia Tuz Zaman, Sakib Ahmed, Jahidul Islam, Wordh Ul Hasan)
2nd place in “Living in the Future” Competition (Wordh Ul Hasan)
Honorable Mention in WIE Best Event Poster Competition (IEEE Bangladesh Section WIE Affinity Group)
These awards are basically acknowledgements to the selfless efforts being put the leaders and volunteers of IEEE BDS year after year. These indeed carry some special significance as this year IEEE BDS is celebrating its 25 years anniversary.