IEEE WIE SB AG UOP dedicates to inspire and empower young females to use their diverse talents, in achieving the technical eminence with the proper maintenance of work-life balance, and to innovate for the betterment of humanity. Under the guidance of Dr. Maheshi Dissanayake, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya our Student Branch organizes technical workshops, charity work, promotional activities and many other events to achieve the mission of IEEE WIE. We also encourage our members to connect with the IEEE WIE community and collaborate with the Sri Lanka Section, R10 and the worldwide WIE network to participate and contribute in many activities and programs organized.
Workshop on basic practices in Electrical Engineering studies
Workshop on basic practices in electrical engineering studies with the purpose of creating awareness on basic electrical engineering concepts that are commonly used in real life applications for Grade 13 students and students who expect university entrance.It was on 14th February 2017 at Maliyadeva Balika Vidyalaya, Kurunegala as a joint collaboration with IEEE UOP student branch.
Helping Hands, Caring Hearts
The annual charity event was held under the theme of ‘Helping hands, Caring hearts' was on 29th of March 2017.This special event was hosted at the Blue Rose special school Kandy. The students in this school are differently-abled and with special needs. We planned an enjoyable day for them which included activities such as coloring pictures, popping balloons, drawings and identifying shapes.
With the objective of working towards the technical skill development of school girls another program was organized towards the end of the year 2017 .Workshop on Technical Skills Development- “GNANA PRADEEPA” on 24th of October 2017 at DEEE seminar room, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya from 8.30 am to 2.00 pm. The purpose of this workshop was to deliver hands on experience electronics, circuit design and programming to school girls who are studying in the Advanced Level Mathematics stream. This objective was achieved through five small projects.
Around ninety school girls from schools near Kandy area were participated in the workshop. They were requested to carry out the projects as explained and finally they had to present their own work with a poster prepared with in the given time. At the end of the session we invited the participants to share their comments with us. The event received many positive feedback such as "we normally don’t like electronic stuff. But today was different and interesting. Today I thoroughly decided that I also want to become an engineer one day and proceed these things further".
Chair – Ms. Nuwani Kankanamge
Vice-Chair – Ms. Kavindya Chandramali
Secretary – Ms. Hiruni Ishara
Treasurer – Ms. Lihini Keshani