Open House 2017: Day 1

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To offer the world an insight into the wonderful work undertaken by the students of the reputed institute, PEC University of Technology has organised a two-day event, Open House 2017 (18th and 19th April 2017). It is an annual exhibition of innovative projects designed by PEC students.

Started with an aim to create more awareness about science and its impact among the general public, the event has drawn ever increasing crowds with each passing year. And this year was no exception.

For day 1, students from all years and branches displayed their path-breaking innovation and dedication through exciting projects such as Self balancing robot, Home Physiotherapy, Solar-powered Weather Monitoring System and Crop Monitoring using Drones.

The expert panelists- Renu Vig (Director UIET), KK Vohra (President PECOSA) and Lalit Singla (Senior Project Manager, Infosys Limited) examined the projects with deliberate care and evaluated them for the purpose of determining worthy winners.

After evaluation of the projects the prizes were announced and cash prizes of Rs. 5000, Rs.3000, Rs.2000 and Rs.1000 each were given away to first, second, third and consolation winners.

The first prize was bagged by the project *Women security assistance system with GPS tracking and messaging system*, the second prize by *Parallel operation using PLC*, and the third prize by *Crop health monitoring using drones*. Consolation prizes were given to *Regenerative portable in-room AC* and *Human fall detection system with IMU sensors*.

Day 1 was a resounding success as everyone in attendance left with immense hope for the future of our nation, budding with such hard working and innovative young minds.

Recent Research Activities

Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University), in collaboration with IEEE Region 10, IEEE Chandigarh SubSection, IEEE Delhi Section and Galgotias University, hosted an International Workshop on "Best Practices in Educational Activities Workshop" in hybrid mode ideated by IEEE R-10 Education Activities Committee. IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.

The Semiconductor Research Centre, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering conducted a week-long Advanced workshop on ‘Semiconductor Device Design, Fabrication and Characterization’ in technical collaboration with IEEE Chandigarh Subsection and ISSE Chandigarh Chapter. Sh. Dharam Pal, IAS and Adviser to the Administrator was the chief guest for the inaugural ceremony.

Civil Engineering Department, in association with the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (Department of Space) Dehradun, organized one day workshop titled “Open Source Geospatial Products in Disaster Management.” The primary mandate of the workshop is to create awareness about the various free available software for digital mapping used in disaster management. Participants from Chandigarh Administration, Fire department, DGRE attended the workshop.