IEEE Sri Lanka Section encountered several success stories within recent years. It is time to go down the memory line and reminisce the achievements attained during the journey.
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The most awaited annual event of the global IEEE calendar where more than 5000 coding experts from every nook and corner of the world engage their mighty mind power to solve a number of coding challenges over a sleepless time span of 24 hours. Sri Lanka reigned the global arena since the first time it is being hosted in Sri Lanka which was in 2009 by being the global champions while the most recent achievement in this contest being the 3rd in the world in IEEEXtreme 8.0 in 2014.
Teams from IEEE Student Branch of University of Moratuwa has accomplished the following ranks within the first fifteen, since 2009.
- IEEEXtreme 8.0: Ranked 3rd, 15th
- IEEEXtreme 7.0: Ranked 12th
- IEEEXtreme 6.0: Ranked 3rd, 9th
- IEEEXtreme 5.0: Ranked 2nd, 9th
- IEEEXtreme 4.0: Ranked 11th
- IEEEXtreme 3.0: Global Champions
The student branch website of UCSC IEEE student branch was able to secure the 2nd place at the IEEE R10 Website Contest for the year 2014. Region 10 being the largest region of IEEE, winners were selected among 958 Student Branches. The outstanding creativity and talent of the IEEE student members of UCSC made it possible to triumph over the large number of competitors bringing the www.compsoc.lk/ieee site up to the expected standards.
The Electronic Design Competition is another contest which challenges the University students to come up with a design to tackle a given problem within a limited time frame. Organized by the IEEE Sri Lanka Section, this is held annually to popularize electronic designing among university students and thereby to establish a solid foundation for a sustainable electronic industry in Sri Lanka.
In the 2013 edition of the competition, two groups from IEEE Student Branch of University of Peradeniya secured both first and second place, while the third place was secured by a team from IEEE Student Branch of University of Moratuwa.
In the 2014 edition of the competition, a group from IEEE Student Branch of University of Peradeniya secured the first place, two teams from IEEE Student Branches of University of Peradeniya and University of Ruhuna shared the second place, while the third place was secured by a team from IEEE Student Branch of University of Moratuwa.
The purpose of this award is to change the mindset of student groups from being number-driven to becoming value-driven and to acknowledge exemplary student activities around the world. The goal is to improve the quality of activities and to foster knowledge sharing among students. Ultimately, the initiative is targeted at improving student-membership growth. This will encourage and motivate students to continue to innovate and implement meaningful ideas.
IEEE Student Branch of University of Moratuwa managed to win the Silver of 2014 Darrel Chong Award for the project Code Expertz 1.0, which was a six hour online school programming competition exclusively organised for the school children of Sri Lanka. The competition was organised to Motivate students to be technologically sound in solving real world problems, especially using computer programming.
IEEE Day – 2014 was the fifth time in history, when Engineers worldwide celebrated the anniversary of the first IEEE members gathering to share their technical ideas in 1884.
The IEEE Day team was made up of student volunteers, young professionals and staff. Together, they worked to assure that IEEE Day – 2014 celebration is bigger and more impressive than the last four editions. The principle task of the IEEE Day team was to initiate, motivate and coordinate events and efforts to celebrate this day worldwide. IEEE Day 2014 – Photo Contest was organized with the focus on achieving the abovementioned goal.
Apart from overall contest, there were sub categories in the contest, namely: Best Humanitarian Activity, Best Technical Activity, Best Professional Development Activity, Most Creative, Most Energy, Largest Gathering and Best Landmark Event. IEEE Student Branch of University of Ruhuna managed to secure the title in the Best Landmark Category.