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May 17th, 2015
Unity WorkshopUnity Workshop2
Location: Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão do Instituto Politécnico de Leiria
Dates: April 13th, 2015
Organising OU: IEEE IPLeiria Student Branch
Number of participants: 14
Unity is a development platform for creating multiplatform 3D and 2D games and interactive experiences. In this workshop for beginners, the guest speaker introduced the basic concepts of the Unity Game Engine, such as creating a project and the project assets (sprites, scripts, animations). Then, the participants created a simple platform game, involving: the movement of the playable character and the camera, physics and collisions, enemies and death spots, among others.

 


May 9th, 2015
isbc2015_2
Location: Universidad de Alcalá and Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Dates: April 23rd-25th, 2015
Organization: IEEE UPM and IEEE UAH Student Branches

During the weekend of 23rd-25th of April, IEEE students from Portugal and Spain gathered in Madrid for the 4th edition of the Iberian Student Branch Congress. This event aimed to strengthen the cooperation between both sections, motivating student branches to work together and share their experiences. This edition of ISBC was organized by two different SBs from Madrid – IEEE UPM and IEEE UAH – and was held at the Universidad de Alcalá and Universidad Politecnica de Madrid. In the programme there were technical lectures about projects being developed by researchers of those universities and other companies. There were also nontechnical activities about IEEE and its programmes.

This was a great opportunity for new members to learn more about the IEEE spirit and get motivated to develop new activities in their SBs.
During the weekend, there were several opportunities to create connections between students from both countries and, of course, to learn from the experiences shared by them.

Summarizing, the balance of this event was definitely positive and may result in innovative projects developed by both countries.

 


May 7th, 2015
Surfing the Waves Surfing the Waves2

Location: Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade de Aveiro,
Dates: May 6th, 2015
Organization: MTT-s Student Chapter at University of Aveiro
Number of participants: 36

The IEEE MTT-S Student Branch at Aveiro’s University is organizing a series of talks dedicated to spread knowledge with interest in the field of Electrical Engineering, focusing on Microwave Engineering. This series called Surfing the Waves, started with a presentation on Antennas which as divided into four themes: antenna simulation (FDTD), antenna arrays, lens antennas, and transparent antennas. The talk counted with the presence of more than 30 people, mainly students in electrical engineering.

 


April 28th, 2015
DML talk DML talk

Location: Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade de Aveiro,
Dates: April 22nd, 2015
Organization: MTT-s Student Chapter at University of Aveiro
Number of participants: 48

Every year the MTT-S chooses a number of experts in several areas of microwaves for the Distinguished Microwave Lecturer program. We were pleased to receive the DML talk The Wonderful World of Nonlinearity: Modeling and Characterization of RF and Microwave Circuits from Prof. José Carlos Pedro, who is an expert in nonlinear distortion of microwave circuits. This talk had a large audience and it was composed by last year MsC students, PhD students and also some Professors. The community showed significant interest in the talk and in the topics covered.

 


April 22nd, 2015
QT Widgets QT Widgets 2

Location: Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão do Instituto Politécnico de Leiria
Dates: April 15th, 2015
Organising OU: IEEE IPLeiria Student Branch, IEEE Universidade de Coimbra Student Branch
Number of participants: 25

In this workshop, the guest speakers Luís Garrote and António Simões from the University of Coimbra introduced the basic concepts of QT – a framework used to develop graphical user interfaces (GUI) in C++ programming language. Then, using a hands-on approach, the participants were able to see and better understand how to develop the graphical interface for a simple application (such as the game tic-tac-toe), which included the usage of custom widgets, mouse events, timers, and others.

 


April 14th, 2015
IEEE-IST 25th Anniversary

 
Location: Instituto Superior Técnico ­- Alameda and Taguspark
Dates: from 6 to March 8th 2015
Organising OU: IEEE-­IST Student Branch (Instituto Superior Técnico)
Number of participants: 60

The IEEE-IST Student Branch celebrated its 25th anniversary. The celebration served as an amazing opportunity to hold a STEP event. This event was held at Instituto Superior Técnico and included a membership elevation ceremony. In it, several IST faculty members were elevated to senior members of IEEE, and student members who had finished their degrees, were also elevated to graduate members.
In addition to the ceremony, the event featured lots of interesting talks and workshops, mostly given by IEEE active volunteers from Region 8, IEEE Portugal Section, and IST. Former members of IEEE student branches also shared their experiences of their past and current roles in IEEE, providing some inputs on various subjects.

Participants had the opportunity to network with people who are in the industrial world and who can provide valuable career advices, but also gain insights about some new technologies and projects, and their impact in the world.

The event attracted around 60 participants, both IEEE and non-IEEE members. The feedback about the event was highly positive. The students left motivated and eager to work, not only at the academic level but also on the IEEE activities. Thus, the event served as a great motivational tool where students and young professionals had a clear vision of how IEEE can positively influence their future.

 


March 19th, 2015

GitHubWorkshop_IST         GitHubWorkshop_IST_2

Location: Instituto Superior Técnico ­- Taguspark
Dates: March 9th, 2015
Organising OU: IEEE-­IST Student Branch (Instituto Superior Técnico), NEETI­ Núcleo de Estudantes de Engenharia de Telecomunicações e Informática do IST
Number of participants: 28

The Computer Society Chapter of the IEEE­-IST Student Branch, in partnership with NEETI, organized another event for the whole community: GitHub workshop.
Given by a student and our colleague, Nuno Nogueira, it helped about 28 students see how git works. It was a very practical workshop in which all those present followed the steps taken by the speaker.

 


March 14th, 2015

SBActivityReport-JEE2015SBActivityReport-JEE2015-2

 

Location: Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão do Instituto Politécnico de Leiria
Dates: 3 March 2015
Organising OU: IEEE IPLeiria Student Branch
Number of participants: 450

The Conference on Electrical Engineering is an excellent forum for the exchange of ideas and
knowledge. This year’s edition had both technical and pedagogical lectures. The technical ones
consisted on the presentation and discussion of current and very interesting topics, such as:

  • Internet-of-Things (IoT);
  • Smart Grids;

The pedagogical lectures aimed to show future engineers what to expect after graduation in the
job market and in job interviews, as well as the development of much needed soft skills, such
as:

  • Career paths and opportunities (Debate);
  • From education to practice;
  • Get motivated!

Aside from these presentations, there were also exhibitions provided by companies on their
products and solutions, as well as projects developed by students from the Electrical
Engineering Department.
This event was a success, with the number of participants surpassing last year’s edition. We
received positive feedback from the participants on the guest speakers and their presentations.

 


March 3rd, 2015

HTML5_1HTML5_2

Dates : February 26th, 2015
Organising : IEEE­-IST Student Branch (Instituto Superior Técnico)
Number of participants : 21

Taking advantage of the Borrow a Workshop program, Élvio Sousa, chair of the IEEE­IPCB SB, was the speaker present on this technical activity. In two hours of intense acquired knowledge, twenty­one enthusiastic students had the opportunity to learn the most important and used concepts of HTML5, the differences between HTML4 and HTML5, structure and semantics, new elements… just some of the subjects addressed by the speaker. After a theoretical part, the students had the opportunity to create some pages, with the help of the speaker.


March 3rd, 2015

linuxParty2linuxParty1

Dates: February 23th, 2015
Organising: IEEE-­IST Student Branch (Instituto Superior Técnico)
Number of participants : 37

During more than three hours, IEEE members and members of the Computer Society Student Branch Chapter helped close than 40 new students installing a Linux distribution on their personal computers. After that long journey, and take advantage of the motivation and excitement of the student about their new operating system, the new students had the opportunity to learn some basic commands for the command line which they will need to know to develop theirs projects.