On the 23rd of March, 2015 ICE-NUCES organized an online competition. The competition was awaited by much zeal and zest by the participants and the event bore some very good results. The competition was the ‘Online IQ Test Competition’. It focused on enabling the students to being able to better understand their intelligence quotient and to improving it. 23rd March is Pakistan day and thus the message of self-evaluation and self-assessment were emphasized with the help of the inauguration of ICE NUCES’s event.
The event was successful and saw participation not only from students in Pakistan but also from countries in other parts of the world. More than 200 participants took the test. Not only did the students participates but many PhDs also participated. The IQ was of 10 minutes and it contained 15 questions. The test would begin when the ‘begin test’ button was pressed on the window which opened when the link to the window would be opened. The test would automatically be submitted when the set would get over.
Students from all major universities of Pakistan participated irrespective of their disciplines. The competition saw participation from PU, UET, KEMU, NUST, LCWU, Mehran University, LUMS, FAST(all branches), UET(all branches), BUITEMS, GIKI, IST, PIEAS, KU, NED and many others to name a few. Students form foreign universities also participated. A cash prize of Rs. 1000 was presented to the winner. ICE NUCES aspires to continue to bring events which are socially responsible and help to develop leadership skills in the students. ICE NUCES will, in the future, continue to bring even better and bigger events.
Workshop on COMSOL Multiphyscis by ICE-NUCES Student Chapter
ICE NUCES Student Chapter, for the educational development of Pakistan’s future civil engineers organized another workshop. This initiative focused on teaching the basics of ‘COMSOL-Multi-Physics’ to the students. The program was conducted on 10th March 2015. Dr. Muazzam Ghous, one of our faculty members and also the student advisor, was requested to present to the budding scholars. He has a PhD from a renowned university of Toulouse from France and is very knowledgeable. He taught various aspects of the software to the students mainly focusing on the operations and functions related to the ‘physics’ aspect of the software. The different operations were explained briefly and the modules were also explained briefly and precisely. The students in their senior year benefitted greatly from this course.
A closing ceremony was held. Dr. Moazzam Ghous, student advisor and also a faculty member, was presented a memento. Dr. Moazzam also shared his views with the audience and wished ICE NUCES good luck with their upcoming programs and encouraged the students to continue to participate actively in such student development initiatives.
ICE NUCES is not only focusing on technical events but also on events which directly educate the students. ICE NUCES aspires to launch initiatives which help bring forth the civil engineering potential in the budding scholars.
ACCA signs MoU with National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the Lahore Campus recently.
The MoU will facilitate in particular, graduates of BS Accounting and Finance program to pursue the globally recognized ACCA qualification in the field of accountancy and finance. ACCA will organise seminars to provide career awareness to students. Among other areas of cooperation, the MoU will benefit the university from ACCA’s research & insights, scholarships, career advisory services, and networking forums. BS (A&F) graduates will now be able to avail exemptions and add ACCA as a specialized qualification on top of their bachelor’s degree.
The MoU was inked by Stephen Heathcote, Executive Director-Markets, ACCA, and Dr. Anjum Ali, Acting Director, Lahore Campus. Also present at the ceremony were, Stuart Dunlop, Regional Director-MENASA, ACCA, Sajjeed Aslam, Head of ACCA Pakistan, Raymond Jack, Executive Director Finance and Operations, ACCA, Heads of Departments and Faculty members from FAST School of Management.
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.