A Workshop on MIT Android Application Development

NUCES Circuits Society (NCS) organized APP-DEV 101, a workshop on MIT Android Application Development IDE, on 30 – 31 January 2015. Ms. Maria Nasir (Faculty, EE, FAST-NU, Lahore) and Ms. Arooj Mubasher rendered their valuable services as the instructors. It was an honor to have Mr. Muhammad Huzair Awan, the youngest Microsoft IT specialist, attending this workshop. The workshop session was quite insightful. The aim of this workshop was to provide a learning platform to the students having no formal background in computer science or programming, where they can quickly learn to develop a simple Android application. The tutorials in the workshop were so insightful that all the participants, including Mr. Huzair (just 8-year old) ended up developing fully functional smartphone applications. The students responded with zeal to the event. More than 150 students applied for registration. However due to limited number of seats, only 70 students were entertained on first-come first-serve basis. The workshop was conducted in Computer Lab 5. Every participant had to bring his/her own laptop and android phone. A special thanks to IT support team for providing uninterrupted WiFi access with the capacity of accommodating more than 150 devices. We would also like to extend our gratitude to the instructors for their strenuous efforts in conducting this event and turning it into success. The team NCS intends to organize more exciting events of this sort in the future. 

   

ICE-NUCES Student Chapter Achievement

 

ICE-NUCES Student Chapter is officially updated on the website of Institutions Of Civil Engineers United kingdom after its approval http://www.ice.org.uk/nearyou/Asia-Pacific/Pakistan/Student-Chapter-NUCES. it is now one of the five official ICE student chapters in Pakistan. The profile of ICE-NUCES Student Chapter can now be seen on the official website of ICE-NUCES along with the names of its committee members.
ICE-NUCES has always worked to develop civil engineering professionalism and ethics in the students. ICE-NUCES Student Chapter has succeeded in invoking a spirit in the students to view practical knowledge's well as the theoretical concepts from different perspectives. The continued success has been ensured by conducting quality events. ICE-NUCES Student Chapter is the first ‘international’ student chapter at the ‘Department of Civil Engineering’, FAST-NUCES, Lahore.
After its approval from the‘Institution of Civil Engineers’, United Kingdom, ICE-NUCES Student Chapter kick-started by initiating the ‘ICE-NUCES Maiden Event’. After this event many quality workshops and seminars followed leading up to the much-acclaimed 'The Wooden Bridge Design Competition' which was held in November 2014. Articles of all these events have been published on the official website of FAST-NU as well as on the official website of ICE-NUCES Student Chapter. Workshops on SAP2000 and Matlab have been organized by ICE-NUCES Student Chapter in the past as well. Two seminars titled ‘Civil Engineering Experience around the World’ and ‘What a Fresh Engineer Lacks’ were also conducted and responsible for very positive feedback. Moreover, workshops on ETABS and Primavera are also underway.
In the future ICE-NUCES aims to continue to work towards perfection and the initiation of civil engineering leaders across Pakistan. To promote this, a major event is soon to be held in April who will see participation not only from the university itself, but from universities across Pakistan. ICE-NUCES is positive that more successes are to follow in the future. 

VOICE participates in WORLD Universities Debating Championship, Malaysia

VOICE- FAST-NU, Debating Society represented FAST-NU at World Universities Debating Championship 2015 which is the biggest and most prestigious debating competition of the WORLD. The competition was held from 27th December 2014 till 4th January 2015 in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. A total of 380 top universities from around the world participated in the competition including Harvard, Oxford, Princeton, Sydney, London School of Economics etc.

The team members were:
1) Nouman Shafqat 11-4359
2) Mir Rawtah Shahzad 13-4946.

It is also worth mentioning that of all the speakers from Pakistan that participated in the competition Nouman Shafqat was awarded the HIGHEST Speaker Points and therefore maintained the position of the top speaker from Pakistan at WUDC.

Secondly, Mir Rawtah was appointed as the Women's Officer of the next World Universities Debating Championship which will be held in Greece. She will work with the senior management over there to conduct the prestigious Women's Night event which is held every year at WUDC.  

HOLIDAY-KASHMIR DAY 2015

The FAST-NU, Lahore Campus will remain closed on 5th January, 2015 (Thursday) on account of KASHMIR DAY.

Revised Date Sheet for FALL 2014 semester

Dear all please find attached file for Fall 2014 exams.

 

ICE-NUCES Student Chapter organizes workshop on SAP2000.

ICE NUCES Student Chapter once again, for the educational development of Pakistan’s future civil engineers, launched an initiative. This initiative focused on teaching Structural Engineering Program, SAP 2000 to the civil engineering students. The program was spread over a time of three weeks from 25th November 2014 to 9th December 2014. Each week on Tuesdays the workshop was held for two hours by Dr. Fawad Muzaffar, one of our faculty members, was requested to teach SAP 2000 to the budding scholars. He has a PhD from Stanford University and is very knowledgeable. He taught various aspects of SAP 2000 to the students mainly focusing on ‘Bridge Modelling, Bending and Shear Force Diagrams of beams frames and trusses’, ‘Static Loading’, ‘dynamic loading’ and the ‘Influence Lines Diagrams’. The students in their senior year benefitted greatly from this course. On the last day of the workshop a closing ceremony was held. Dr. Muazzam Ghous Sohail, Faculty Advisor ICE-NUCES Student Chapter, presented a memento to Dr. Fawad Muzaffar. Dr. Fawad Muzaffar also shared his views with the audience and wished ICE NUCES good luck with their upcoming programs.
ICE NUCES is not only focusing on technical events but also on events which directly educate the students. ICE NUCES aspires to bringing event better and bigger events in the future. 

 

Cancellation of All Academic Activities with Immediate Effect

 In compliance with Government of the Punjab, Higher Education Department order No. SO (Univ.) Misc.-1/2014 of December 18, 2014, National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences, Lahore Campus will remain closed for all academic activities till further notice.

Information about re-scheduling of the cancelled activities, in particular, exams will be conveyed in due course.

METRO Electronics Gala '14

It gives us immense pleasure to announce that the FYP students of EE Department have won the First as well as Second Prize in the Engineering Project Competition at Young Innovators Pakistan 2014, METRO Electronics Gala. More than 30 teams from renowned engineering schools competed in this event. After rigorous screening procedure, only nine teams with innovative project ideas made it to the final round.

WINNERS(Cash Prize: PKR 100,000/-)

Title: Delta 3D Printer: An additive manufacturing machine
Description: The 3 dimensional printer is a rapid prototyping machine that takes the 3D computer-aided-design model from a computer software and makes the plastic replica of the object, using the fused filament fabrication technology. The Delta (parallel-robotics) mechanism efficiently reduces the mechanical complexity as compared to the primitive 3D printer designs that employ Cartesian mechanisms. Delta 3D printer can not only be used in the industries for mass production of objects, but also in every home for printing objects that are needed daily, within few minutes. This method is extremely economical than the existing techniques of injection moulding.
Advisor:Mr. Omer Saleem Bhatti
Members:

  • Awais Khan
  • Asim Yousuf
  • M. Nasir
RUNNER-UP (Cah Prize: PKR 50,000/-)

Title: Field Assistive Wearable Interfaces for Visually Impaired
Description: The project aims to develop low-cost wearable interfaces to assist the visually impaired (blind & deaf-blind) people in the areas of education, communication/ social interaction, information transmission, navigation and mobility guidance. The interfaces use the concept of vibro-tactile haptics effectively integrated with Braille-code to accomplish the above mentioned tasks.
Advisor: Mr. Omer Saleem Bhatti
Members:

  • Urwa Arshad
  • M. Hassan Ahmed
  • Jawaria Ata

LaTeX Workshop

LaTeX is a document preparation system. It is widely used for the communication and publication of scientific documents in many fields. Keeping in view its importance for academia, NUCES Circuits Society (NCS) has successfully organized a workshop on LaTeX at FAST-NU, Lahore campus. The workshop was held on 27th, 28th and 29th of November, 2014, and was open to the BS and MS students of all the departments. It was conducted by Ms. Farah Nadeem (EE Faculty, Lahore campus). A brief tutorial was given by Mr. A. D. Raza (EE Faculty, Lahore campus) on the third day of the workshop followed by an interactive session with the students. The workshop received an over-whelming response. Approximately 70 participants registered and attended the workshop on all three days. Apart from MS and BS final year students of EE and CS department, several faculty members attended the workshop as well.
In this workshop, a series of well-crafted tutorials were given on its effective utilization when preparing a document; e.g. programmable desktop publishing features and automated typesetting including numbering and cross-referencing of tables and figures, chapter and section headings, the inclusion of graphics, page layout, indexing and bibliographies etc. After covering the basics, the IEEE/Chicago documentation styles were introduced. The students were taught to use this tool for writing the research papers as well as preparing their final year project reports and thesis reports. A number of exercises were provided so the participants can get a hands-on experience and clarify any problems with the instructor.
NCS is a technical society run by the electrical engineering (EE) students of FAST-NU Lahore. It is worth mentioning at this point that Ms Beenish Fatima (NCS faculty coordinator & EE Faculty, Lahore campus) and her team of hard-working NCS student members deserve the biggest chunk of applause for their efforts in organizing this insightful event.





Achievement of EE Department at GIKI Innovation Summit '14

It gives us immense pleasure to announce that the FYP students of EE Department have won the Second Prize in the Engineering Project Competition at GIKI Innovation Summit 2014, organized by GIKI, Topi, Swabi. Several teams from renowned engineering schools from all over Pakistan participated in this event; including NUST, SZABIST, COMSATS, UoL, Shareef College of Engineering and Technology, GIKI etc. 

Title: Attitude & Steering Control of a Self-Balancing Platform

Description: The project aims to vertically balance and steer an inherently unstable two wheeled structure using inverted pendulum theory. The robot uses inertial measurement unit and non-linear filters to compute the body’s tilt angle and the rate of change of angle. The on-board controller tends to counter the effect of any deviation of the robot’s orientation from the vertical reference position by controlling the direction of rotation & speed of the motors accordingly. It stays in the upright position even in the presence of a bounded disturbance. An android (smart-phone) bluetooth application is used to maneuver the robot, while keeping it balanced. The system can also intelligently re-calibrate itself, to maintain vertical stability, as the battery voltage provided to the motors tends to drop.

This robot structure offers higher mobility and higher speed due to less friction from fewer wheels. This platform can also be used as an experimental test-bench for researchers to check and validate their closed-loop control algorithms.

Members: Babar Ali, Nouman Shafqat, Daniyal Iqbal
Advisor: Omer Saleem Bhatti