Manipal University (MU), Dubai participated in the annual general meeting of the IEEE UAE Section, held at “Le Meridien Hotel & Conference Centre” – Dubai amidst several local universities and other professional societies. IEEE UAE members, Chapter chairs, Women In Engineering and Young Professionals affinity groups, and the members of the Executive Committee (ExCom) of the section attended this annual meeting with immense exuberance. Prof. M.I.Jawid Nazir, Prof. Sukhwant Kaur, and Prof. Abdulla K.P. of the School of Engineering and IT were the faculty members who graced the event, along with other student representatives from the IEEE Student Branch of the University.
The honorary Section Chair, Dr. Eesa Bastaki, and the current Section Chair, Dr. Essa Basaeed, awarded a plaque of appreciation to Prof. Jawid Nazir, faculty head of IEEE branch in MU, Dubai, as recognition for the ‘2016 IEEE UAE Student Branch of the Year’ for conducting and hosting several IEEE campus events and workshops and actively involving in several IEEE international competitions. Prof. Jawid Nazir expressed his gratitude to the section officers and all participants, stating that MU will continue to grow in innovation and technology, contributing to and supporting the IEEE UAE Section in all its social activities, that aid in promoting exceptional opportunity to reciprocity and advancement of ideas.
The speakers at the meeting demonstrated the achievements of the Section from its nascence and the various challenges it has overcome during its continuance. The meeting concluded with the union of all gathered participants, for a photograph, to be engraved into the IEEE UAE Section history.