Manav Rachna University hosted the 7 Day IEEE WIE Project Based Learning School Camp
in Hybrid mode in association with numerous IEEE WIE Affinity Groups (Delhi, Kerala,
Hyderabad, Pune, Gujarat and other sections) and partners (IEEE TryEngineering, STEM
Portal, Raspberry Pi Foundation, Youth for Sustainability, Junior Einstein).
The major goal of this event was to increase the practical use of cutting-edge technologies in
school curriculum, technological reach to elementary and secondary school levels, and to
prepare aspiring students for careers in the industry. There were a good number of participants
both online and offline around 200+ along with teachers and parents. Participants ranged from
grade 8 to 12.
The camp was organized under the guidance of Prof. (Dr.) I K BHAT – Vice Chancellor, MRU;
Prof. (Dr.) D S SENGAR – PVC, MRU and Prof. (Dr.) Sangeeta Banga – Dean Academics.
Camp was spearheaded by Prof. (Dr.) Shruti Vashist – Dean Engineering and Prof. Manpreet
Kaur – HOD, CST and IEEE Branch Head.
Prof.(Dr.) Shruti Vashist – Dean Engineering, Manav Rachna University introduced the
audience to the theme of the event, which is Sustainability Technology for Humanity.
Further, inspiring sessions by esteemed speakers including Dr. Ramalatha Marimuthu – Former
WIE Chair, Globe WIE; Dr. Mini Ulanat – Vice Chair, WIE India Council; Jenifer Castillo – Chair
IEEE WIE Global; Dr. Lenin Raj, Principal Consultant EMC Wireless and Prachi – Founder Cool
the Globe along with numerous section members.
A workshop was also conducted in which students were exposed to Arduino programming and
problem solving. The workshop was really fascinating and equipped students with new
knowledge and skills on project-based learning.
Projects like Plant health care system, Automatic water spray, Ease vision Smart dustbins,
smart helmets, etc were showcased. On the last day, students gave presentations to judges
about their work. The judges appreciated the students’ excitement at the school level and their
excellent ability to present solutions to their individual problem statements.
The valediction ceremony of this wonderful event was organized on the final day of the event.
Emeritus Professor Chun Che Lance Fung, IEEE Australia Council was the keynote speaker of
the session who highlighted the relevance of sustainable technology and congratulated the
students for their wonderful participation
Such camps are always successful in stimulating students’ thoughts for the future.