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Recently, Natalie Krauser McCarthy, IEEE Foundation Development Officer, visited her alma mater, Townsend Harris High School in Flushing, New York, as World History teacher Franco Scardino piloted the IEEE REACH Early Navigation Inquiry Unit. More than 100 AP World History students, across three classes, were fully engrossed in the class and walked away excited about engineering and how it impacts their daily lives.
His classes sought to answer the question, “Why do nations seek to explore & navigate?” and discussed how despite the changes in technology over the centuries the response behind exploration remain the same.
Drawing from the REACH inquiry unit, or lesson plan, Mr. Scardino manipulated the materials to align them with his classes’ specific needs and goals. As part of his lesson, he used REACH’s first-hand histories and shared a REACH video in the classroom. “My students are always excited to come to class, and today I experienced a higher level of engagement, which I attribute, in part, to IEEE REACH. I look forward to using the Printing Press inquiry unit in my classroom, as a bridge to a discussion on mass communications technologies.”
Donors’ early support of IEEE REACH enabled the website design, development of three inquiry units: Early Maritime Navigation, Printing Press and Triremes, and another two are in production: Drones and Radio.
IEEE REACH draws from oral and first-hand histories, milestones, and IEEE historians use these sources in creating each inquiry unit. Register for an account and discover REACH for yourself, forward it to a teacher, or join our roster of donors. Your gift drives the future of REACH.
Authors: Kashif Bashir, Prof. Dr. Waqar Mahmood, Usman Munawar and Shahid Zulfiqar
(Photo submitted by Kashif Bashir)
IEEE Communication Society Lahore Section and KICS-UET organized World Telecommunication Day (WTC) on 16 May 2017. The event was held at Seminar Hall in University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, embraced by many high officials and the experts from academia and industry. Mr. Kashif Bashir, IEEE ComSoc Lahore Section Chair, Edwart Zhang Vice President of Huawei Technologies China, Mr. Javed Aslam EVP Technical PTCL, Dr Amjad Hussain Director, Fast University, Mr. Sajjad Kirmani, CEO, Infogistic, Mr Fysal Gill, Senior Director, Spead Cast, Prof Dr Waqar Mahmood, Director KICS, Mr. Moeez Ahmad Faizi and Deputy Chief, Telecom Punjab Safe City Authority attended the event, which theme was ‘Big Data for Big Impact’. The purpose of WTD was to highlight the importance of communication in our lives.
The event began with a video message by Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Piuri, who is a Full Professor at the University of Milan, Italy. He emphasized the importance of Big Data in today’s world and thanked the organizers for conducting the World Telecom Day 2017 at KICS.
Chief Guest of the occasion - Mr. Edward Zhang, Vice President of Huawei Enterprise Wireless Solution, uttered about the strapping friendship between Pakistan and China and how beneficial it had been since the outset in terms of business development between the two countries. He also revealed about the ICT solutions and mentioned the Huawei Pakistan’s functions. Mr. Edward then expressed about the overview of Safe City Project Lahore. Besides, he mentioned about Smart City Services Development and IoT Services.
Mr. Javed Aslam, Executive Vice President Technical PTCL, expressed his views on ‘How PTCL connects us to the world?’ Mr. Amjad Hussain, Chair IEEE Lahore Section and Director FAST, presented his views on technology enhancements and communication development. Mr. Fysal Gill, Head SpeedCast (Central & South Asia), talked about the topics like GPRS, Technology and Satellite Systems. Mr. Sajjad Kirmani, CEO Infogistic, revealed his views on legacy systems, advancement in technology, cloud computing and telecom explosions in Pakistan. Mr. Moeez Ahmad Faizi, Deputy Chief Telecommunication Punjab Safe City Authority, presented safe city projects and speed connectivity.
Vice Chancellor UET Lahore, Prof. Fazal Ahmad Khalid, thanked the guests and stressed the importance of technology in today’s world. He also gave a special mention of Huawei’s collaborations with UET.
Director KICS, Prof. Waqar Mahmood, too talked about the importance of Big Data and gave a presentation on IEEE Society and KICS’ Labs. The event concluded with souvenirs’ distribution among the guests.
A post panel discussion followed in which the distinguished guests and the high officials of Al-Khawarazmi Institute discussed their views on the impact of Big Data. IEEE ComSoc Chair and Manager, HUTIC, Mr. Kashif Bashir elaborated the Big Data impacts on the masses and told the panel about conducting more future events of these kinds. He also thanked all guests and member of IEEE Society who attended this event.
2017 Fall Application is Now Open for the IEEE Wireless Communications Engineering Technologies (WCET) Certification
Application Deadline: 8 September 2017 by 23:59 UTC
Testing Window: 25 September - 21 October 2017
Upon completion of this course, you will:
- Identify limitations of LTE and areas of improvement
- Appreciate LTE Network and Service Architectures
- Get a big perspective on LTE
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