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Enlighten 3.0

Written by Ahemed Haneen

Zone 5

Date : 31st June 2018

Venue : Our Lady’s Girls Higher Secondary School

No. of participants : 60

As part of the IEEE WIE STAR (Student-Teacher and Research Engineer/Scientist) program an outreach activity, ‘Enlighten 3.0’ was organised by the WIE chairs of the colleges under Zone 5, Kochi subsection. The program was developed to address the growing concern that, at a young age, girls are discouraged from careers in mathematics, science, and engineering. This educational outreach program promotes involvement of IEEE members with local junior high and high schools in order to create a positive image of engineering careers. 

Phase 1 of Enlighten 3.0 was a one-day program conducted at Our Lady’s Girls High School, Thoppumpady on 30th June, 2018 for 11th and 12th standard students. Volunteers from the four colleges of Zone 5 introduced the students to the various engineering disciplines, its scope and job opportunities. The branches like Aerospace which was not heard of by the students were also introduced. Topics like how to get into engineering, various exams which should be cleared, best colleges for a particular course were also covered in the session. The skills required to take up engineering was also discussed. The various misconception that the present society face regarding engineering were also cleared and after the session more students showed interest to take up engineering as a profession. The students were really excited to see the videos and presentation and were curious to know more. There were also interactive games like puzzles in between the sessions. Altogether, the program was a success as it was able to achieve its aim of giving the students an insight into the field of engineering.

Zone 2

Date : 21st July 2018

Venue : Kendriya Vidyalaya No:02, Naval Base, Kochi

No. of participants : 60

Phase 1 of Enlighten 3.0 for Zone 2 of the IEEE Kochi Hub was held on 21st July 2018 from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM at Kendriya Vidyalaya No:02, Naval Base, Kochi. Around 60 students from Class 8 attended the program.

An orientation on Engineering and the various branches in Engineering were given by the WIE Volunteers from various student branches under the zone.

Zone 1

Date : 27th  July 2018

Venue : Holy Angels School, Chiyyaram, Thrissur

No. of participants : 50

The Phase 1 of the WIE Star event Enlighten 3.0 for Zone 1 of the IEEE Kochi Hub was held on 27th July 2018 from 12:00 PM to 02:30 PM at Holy Angels School, Chiyyaram, Thrissur. Around 50 students from Class 10 attended the program. Volunteers from various student branches under the Zone 1 of IEEE Kochi Hub took to the stage to introduce the students to the vast world of engineering and it’s immense possibilities.

The engineering course and scenario in our country as well as abroad was explained to them in a very simple and comprehensible manner. Various streams, their Research options and Job opportunities were also covered during the session.

Zone 4

Date : 31st  July 2018

Venue : Petta Government High School , Kanjirappally

No. of participants : 60

The Phase 1 of Enlighten 3.0, the WIE Star initiative of IEEE Kochi Hub was taken up by Zone 4 of IEEE Kochi Hub and was held on 31st July 2018 at the Petta Government High School Kanjirappally with more than 60 participants from various classes between 8th and 10th standard. The event was conducted from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM. It was guided by Mr. Agi Joseph, Branch Counselor, IEEE SB AJCE.

The hub team members Mr. Fayyaz E and Mr. Amal J Nellickan with the guidance of Ms. Aathira M , WIE Coordinator of IEEE Kochi Hub along with various WIE Volunteers from different student branches under IEEE Kochi Hub organized the event. The event was highly interactive and the students made full use of it. They were eager to know more about engineering and were willing to explore the course by joining it after their schooling.

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