On 26th September 2020, IEEE Bangladesh Section organized “IEEE Bangladesh Section Technical Expert Forum“. It is a great honour to brainstorm, lead and launch this initiative as Chair of IEEE Bangladesh Section. The forum was live on Facebook from the IEEE Bangladesh Section Facebook Page. Around 900 people watched the forum via Facebook live.
Feedback about the Forum:
IEEE Members present in the meeting appreciated this milestone effort in creating the IEEE Bangladesh Section Technical Forum. They opined that it will enhance collaboration among technical experts and can create a borderless platform to share recent research updates.
Outcomes of the discussions during the Forum
1. (i) IEEE Bangladesh Section Technical Forum is formed
(ii) IEEE members in Bangladesh Section are encouraged to join the forum.
(iii) The forum will be having FOUR major technical divisions focusing on Communication, Computer, Electronics, and Power.
2. IEEE Bangladesh Section will be strengthening the initiative for Senior Member Elevation although the first training of this year was conducted on January 30, 2020.
3. IEEE Bangladesh Section will invite experts from the industry to build a strong industry-academia collaboration.
Members of the IEEE Bangladesh Section Technical Forum will recommend the possible industry experts. These experts will also be a part of the IEEE Bangladesh Section Technical Forum. These industries will be approached for internships and research funding.
4. The other points discussed were to launch new technical Society chapters to address and include more diverse research enthusiasts in IEEE Bangladesh Section, to mentor graduate students for scholarships, travel grants and graduate admission, to create a cell to nurture social entrepreneurship and start-ups, to advance Women by Skill development and to enhance member engagement in corporate, public and private industries.